Thursday, January 17, 2013
Three-star OLB 'homesick' for Seattle
By Mason Kelley
Days after Azeem Victor (Pomona, Calif./Pomona) returned from his official visit to Washington, the three-star putside linebacker was ready to go back.
During a conversation with Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian this week, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect said “I’m getting homesick for Seattle.”
The Washington commit is champing at the bit to begin his college career.
“I’m ready to be up there,” he said. “Once you get the feel of the atmosphere of where you’re going to be, it’s pretty exciting.”
Victor spent last weekend in Seattle. He toured the Space Needle with the other recruits and had a memorable dinner at the Crab Pot.
“The visit was something I’ve never seen,” he said. “It was amazing.”
He spent time with his host, Cory Littleton, and was able to get to know other players, including Shaq Thompson and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. He took a tour of the Husky Stadium and said "it looked wonderful."
Once Victor returned home, he took to Twitter to help the Huskies reel in some of their top targets, prospects like USC offensive line commit Nico Falah and linebacker Reuben Foster.
“There are certain guys that we need, and recruiting is a big part of it,” Victor said. “It’s not just the coaches, it’s the recruits talking to them, too. I think that helps out. I do the best I can to persuade the recruits to come.”
During a trip through California on Wednesday, Sarkisian made Pomona one of his stops.
“It was cool having him come to the school,” Victor said.
Between Victor's trip to the Northwest, his work on Twitter, and Sarkisian’s visit, the recruit is eager to pack his bags for Seattle.