Tuesday, February 12, 2013
2014 TE talks Washington junior day
By Mason Kelley
After spending Saturday at Washington’s junior day, Henry Mondeaux (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) prepared to head home.
Before he had a chance to leave, though, Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian pulled Mondeaux aside. Sarkisian offered the 6-foot-5, 240-pound tight end a scholarship.
“It meant a lot,” said Mondeaux, who also has an offer from Oregon State. “It was really surprising how much they have to offer academically. That’s a big thing for me. It’s a great program. I really like the coaches. It felt good.
“Aside from academics, I like the sense of family the Washington coaches have. I can tell they really care about their players, not only as football players but as young men.”
Mondeaux’s high school teammate, linebacker Joey Alfieri, also received a scholarship offer at the event. Both prospects were impressed by what Washington has to offer.
“I thought it was great,” said Mondeaux, who also has experience at linebacker and defensive end. “I really liked the campus. It was structured really well and there were some good people there. It was great.”
In addition to the two offers Mondeaux currently has, he is also drawing interest throughout the Pac-12 in addition to catching the attention of programs like Nebraska, Duke and Tennessee.
One of the top junior prospects in Oregon, he will have plenty of options as he selects a school.
Editor's Note: The video interview with Mondeaux was recorded before his trip to Washington's junior day.