Joey Alfieri knew Washington was a pretty neat place but the Portland (Ore.) Jesuit linebacker was surprised by what the Huskies offered at their junior day this past weekend.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound outside linebacker was offered during the trip, that was a big deal, and he also liked what he was shown on the academic side.
"It was really cool," Alfieri said. "I had no idea they were really high up academically. On the junior day we got to tour the campus and it was really nice.
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"It's all high-tech, quality equipment and cutting-edge stuff. Seeing the stadium it looks amazing. It's just really cool to be on the campus in person and to see all the stuff."
Alfieri, who now has offers from Washington and Oregon State, said he especially liked the coaching staff on his visit. He saw a bunch of vibrant, motivated coaches and it could be something he becomes a part of later in his recruitment.
The Portland Jesuit standout said he doesn't want to commit early but Washington will definitely stay high on his list.
"They were all really energetic," Alfieri said. "My first impression of them is that they love coaching and they want to help all the kids become not only better athletes but also better in the classroom.
"After seeing the campus I'm definitely considering them. I don't want to commit early. I'm definitely keeping all my options open but they're definitely a consideration."
Recruiting has picked up recently. Alfieri said the entire Pac-12 with the exception of USC is recruiting him. He's also received letters from Alabama, Boise State, Missouri, Nebraska and Michigan recently.
Oregon, Oregon State, Cal, Arizona State and Stanford have stopped by his school. He could take a visit to ASU soon but Alfieri is not certain of any trips.