After spending last weekend watching Nebraska’s 23-9 victory over Michigan, Damore’ea Stringfellow was impressed.
“It was a fun experience,” the 6-foot-3, 203-pound receiver (Moreno Valley, Calif./Rancho Verde) said. “The crowd was great. The environment was great.”
Stringfellow was greeted by a familiar face in Lincoln, Neb. Former teammate Quincy Enunwa -- now a junior receiver with the Cornhuskers -- was his host. He provided a sense for what Stringfellow’s future would be if he ended up at Nebraska.
But, as much as he enjoyed his first official visit, the senior said it wasn’t enough to change his commitment to Washington.
“That’s where my heart is,” said Stringfellow, who is rated the No. 72 prospect in the ESPN 150.
When asked what it is about Washington that keeps him committed, he mentioned the coaching staff, the players and the overall environment surrounding the program. But, more than anything, he appreciates that Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian is there if he needs him.
“I mean, Sark’s just a great head coach,” Stringfellow said. “Usually with head coaches, you can’t really talk to them, you can’t really get to them. But Sark, he’s going to go with his recruits and his players like he’s just a regular coach.”
While he continues to be committed to Washington, Stringfellow plans to take a few more trips. He wants to head to Tempe, Ariz., for Arizona State’s Nov. 17 game against Washington State. And he plans to visit Ohio State for the Buckeyes' Nov. 24 matchup with Michigan.
He will visit Washington after the season ends and still expects to sign with the Huskies. Right now, though, he is enjoying the recruiting process.
“It’s great,” Stringfellow said. “The recruiting process is awesome. You get a chance to see what’s out there. It’s just fun to get out there and see other stuff.”