Washington has been aggressively recruiting Adarius Pickett and the Huskies finally decided to offer the El Cerrito, Calif., cornerback who earned the defensive MVP at the Rivals Camp in Los Angeles.
"I've been talking a lot with Washington," Pickett said. "Coach (Keith) Heyward came to our school a number of times and I've been talking to him and building a good relationship with him.
"Washington has been recruiting me really well. The coaching staff seems really cool. I have a nice relationship with coach (Tosh) Lupoi and also with coach Heyward. Over this time I've built a really good relationship with them."
The 6-foot, 185-pound four-star cornerback who absolutely dominated at the Rivals Camp has not visited Washington yet but he's trying to work a trip out soon. There is a lot of interest especially with the new offer and seeing the campus could be the next step in the process.
"I haven't visited there yet," Pickett said. "I'm going to see what I can do to get out there to see if I can. I have to talk with my parents about that."
Pickett, who now has offers from Arizona State, Cal, Nevada, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington and Washington State, recently visited Stanford and was definitely impressed.
The Stanford coaches said they're going to hold off on an offer until he can take some AP classes in his senior season but Pickett is highly interested and said he loved the intensity of the Cardinal practice.
"Stanford has a really nice campus," Pickett said. "Academically, it's Stanford and football-wise I saw their practice and it was really good. There was a lot of energy and a lot of intensity coming out of their practice this weekend. They look like they're going to be pretty good coming out this year.
"As of right now they like me a lot and they said they're really interested in me but they want me to take two AP courses in my senior year. It might come but I don't know. They have a lot of interest in me so we'll see what happens."
New interest is also coming in from Purdue, Texas Tech and Oregon. Rivals.com rates Pickett as the No. 189 prospect in the 2014 class but there's a good chance he can move up after his performance at the Los Angeles Rivals Camp.