Sean Constantine has the luxury of being a local player so the Bellevue, Wash., linebacker is a little more familiar with the Washington football program.
The 6-foot-3, 218-pound prospect knew that going into this weekend's junior day and spring game with the Huskies and by the time he left campus Constantine decided he wanted to be a part of it.
"I get the benefit of being there a lot more often," Constantine said.
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"My main thing going to those things is to see how well they do everything with tutors, the layout of the new stadium. It's so impressive how they do it and they're so on-point with everything they do with their recruits."
Constantine, a four-star prospect who's rated as the No. 15 inside linebacker in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, said he loves the new coaches at Washington and everything just seemed to fit perfectly for him.
Arizona, Colorado, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah and Washington State had also offered the Bellevue standout and others had been involved but Constantine said he knew Washington was the right place.
"I didn't really know the old coaching staff that well," Constantine said. "The old linebackers coach is a really good guy, he's a really nice guy, but I didn't get to know him like I got to know the new ones.
"These coaches seem like great people and really cool guys.
"I had a good basis of what the feel was like at Washington and I compared it to every other great school in the Pac-12. It was the perfect fit for me in every way and I decided to make my commitment."