Washington has offered Chans Cox and the 2013 linebacker from Lakeside (Ariz.) Blue Ridge is especially excited because he has already developed a relationship with new linebackers coach Peter Sirmon.
"It was awesome to get that offer," Cox said.
"Coach Sirmon was at Tenneessee and I was building a relationship with him there and now he moved over to Washington so that will continue. It was cool to get an offer from there. I've always liked Washington and watching them so it's really good."
There is no leader at this point for Cox, who now has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Duke, Oregon State and Washington.
Cox finished with 61 tackles and 13 rushing touchdowns in his junior year and he helped lead his team to an undefeated season.
"It's the same as all the other schools," Cox said of Washington.
"I really want to take a trip up there and see what it's like. The coaches seem really cool and really fun talking with them. They're really excited and say I fit in their program really well so I have to see what it's like."
Colorado has been talking more with Cox, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound prospect, and he said USC and Nebraska are getting more involved.
Next weekend the 2013 prospect who's arguably the top player in the state of Arizona next recruiting cycle will be attending USC's junior day. He's really looking forward to seeing what the Trojans can offer him.
"I'm taking a trip down there with my dad," Cox said. "I'm really excited about it. I'm really looking forward to that trip."