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Drew Clarkson could not make Washington's big recruiting weekend but the Camas, Wash., offensive lineman was just on campus and said the Huskies definitely impress him.
"I was planning on going and visiting a practice (Monday) but it's just not going to work out," Clarkson said. "I was there last week.
"I went last Saturday. It was very impressive. The new facilities were just outstanding. It's not just about the facilities but they definitely impressed me. All the coaches were just really good and easy to talk to, down-to-earth guys."
During his visit to Washington, the 6-foot-4, 270-pound center had a chance to talk with coach Steve Sarkisian and some assistant coaches and said everything went well.
Clarkson is not ready to make any commitment yet - and he still wants to take many other visits - but the Huskies are one of the schools looking good in his recruitment.
"I was able to talk to coach Sark with my parents and that went really well," Clarkson said. "It was good to sit down and talk with them and see where they'd use me in their program. It was a good visit. I really enjoyed it."
Clarkson is taking the recruiting process slowly. So far, Cal, Eastern Washington, Northern Colorado, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State have offered.
The Camas standout said he's scheduled an official visit to Cal in September when the Golden Bears host Ohio State. Other than that, no trips have been booked but he's working on it.
Clarkson is also not prepared to name a list of frontrunners but by the sound of it he's mainly looking at the Pac-12 schools that have offered and he'll figure it out from there.
"I am definitely taking the whole recruiting process slowly," Clarkson said. "I want to visit at least my top three, top four schools just to check it all out so I can compare and contrast what I like. I'm not ready to commit just yet.
"I'm giving all the schools that have offered me a chance. Location is a big deal so all the schools on the West Coast like Cal, Washington, Wazzu and OSU are definitely options because they're close to home."
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