Carson QB is one to watch

Because he split time at quarterback last fall, Carson (Ca.) QB Justin Alo is still waiting on his first offer, however, he's been making the rounds to different camps and last weekend he was in Seattle to take in the Husky Skills Camp. He spun the ball well and had a chance to sit down with Washington offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier afterwards to talk about things...

"It was a real good visit and a real good camp," Alo told Tuesday evening. "I had a really good time up there. It was the first time I had been to Seattle, so it was really different from a place like Los Angeles, but the city is beautiful and I really liked the campus and the facilities too.

"After the camp, coach Nussmeier and I sat down and talked about different plays and philosophies and things like that. He said he was really glad I made the trip up because he hadn't seen much of me before I showed up, so now I'm a quarterback he said he wants to keep an eye on during my senior year to see how I do."

While Nussmeier had Alo in his sights once he got to Montlake, it appears that it was the watchful eye of Husky defensive line coach Johnny Nansen that got the talented QB to Seattle.

"Coach Nansen was at our school and saw me working out last month," Alo said. "He and I talked and he said he thought I was a good athlete and he wanted me to make a trip up to Seattle to work out for coach Nuss and coach (Steve) Sarkisian, so they could get a look at me too."

As a junior in 2009, Alo started the first five games and took every snap, but once Carson started league play he was relegated to sharing time with another quarterback.

"I made a few mistakes in a game and our coaches said they wanted to give Daniel Torres (a senior) more of a look," Alo admitted. "We had a good season, so I wasn't too upset, I was more frustrated with myself and some of my bad decisions.

"I've been working a lot on my mechanics and my footwork and just making better reads and things like that. I want to have a big senior year and I feel like that's how I'm going to get some offers because most of the coaches I've worked out for said they want to see my senior tape as well."

Even though he shared time, Alo still managed to throw for over 1,200 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions while also rushing for 300 yards and four more scores.

One thing that Alo brings to the table is the ability to run with the ball using his 4.7 speed to be a threat to run at any time.

Besides the Washington camp he attended last weekend, Alo also attended Arizona's camp and he said he plans to show up at USC's Passing Camp this weekend as well.

"My goals this year are to improve as a quarterback over the summer, get my team to a L.A. City Championship and to earn a D-1 scholarship," Alo said. "I think all of those are goals we can accomplish and goals that I can accomplish, so I'm just working hard this summer to get better in every phase and the rest will take care of itself when the time comes."

We'll continue to check in with Alo in the coming months and update news as it changes with him.

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