Sunday, November 11, 2012
Plenty of prospects watch Washington win
By Mason Kelley
ESPN 150 athlete Max Redfield was among a handful of high-profile recruits on hand Saturday.
SEATTLE -- Max Redfield (Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo) didn't seem to be in a hurry.
The 6-foot-2, 181-pound athlete, rated the No. 36 player in the nation, waited while other prospects, fans with field passes and the family members of Washington players marched down the stairs toward the field following Washington's 34-15 win over Utah at CenturyLink Field.
When he finally reached the sideline, he was greeted by linebackers coach Peter Sirmon, who shook Redfield's hand and patted him on the back.
The senior smiled. Then he made his way toward Washington's locker room to join the rest of the recruits.
Redfield, who was wearing a black Washington jacket with a gray hooded sweatshirt that covered half his head, was one of six official visitors who were in Seattle on Saturday.
While Redfield was the biggest name, there were plenty of prospects sitting in the stands watching Washington’s win.
Before the game, Washington commits Daeshon Hall (Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster), a defensive end, and Sean Harlow (San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente), an offensive lineman, walked down to the sideline together wearing matching black Washington jackets.
They were joined by USC defensive end commit Kylie Fitts (Redlands, Calif./Redlands East Valley), Arizona running back commit Pierre Cormier (San Diego/Madison) and defensive end Austin Hooper (Concord, Calif./De La Salle).
Cormier stalked the sideline before the game wearing his letterman jacket and a black Washington beanie, while Hooper had the same beanie, a black Washington jacket and wore a pair of khaki shorts on a cold November night.
Washington defensive line commit Jaimie Bryant (Tumwater, Wash./Tumwater) took an unofficial visit and wore a long-sleeve Washington shirt over a hooded sweatshirt and talked to defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox before the game.
Bryant was one of several high-profile prospects to take unofficial visits. Other prospects seen on the sidelines were sophomore running back Chico McClatcher (Federal Way, Wash./Federal Way), junior safety Bishard “Budda” Baker (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue), sophomore defensive end Benning Potoa’e (Lakewood, Wash./Lakes), junior running back Devante Downs (Mountlake Terrace, Wash./Mountlake Terrace) and senior David Ajamu (Shelton, Wash./Shelton).
While Ajamu is currently committed to Oregon State and has yet to land an offer from Washington, the Huskies could be on the verge of making a move for the 6-foot-5, 231-pound tight end.
There was one notable name among the usual unofficial visitors who didn't make it to the game. For the first time this season, UCLA linebacker commit Myles Jack (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) was unable to make it CenturyLink Field.
The win caught the attention of a few recruits who couldn’t attend, including Washington offensive line commit Andrew Kirkland (Portland, Ore./Jesuit), who took to Twitter and summed up the sentiments of the prospects at the game, writing one word: “HUSKIES!!”