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Dublanko pleased by local trip

Joel Dublanko is going to start his sophomore season in a few weeks but already a bunch of programs have targeted the Aberdeen, Wash., linebacker including the in-state Washington Huskies.
Dublanko, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect in the 2016 class, said he recently performed well at Washington's camp and prior to the workout he had extensive meetings with members of the Washington coaching staff.
An offer was not presented but Dublanko feels the Huskies will be involved in his recruitment throughout the years.
"I went to the Washington camp and that's about it since the (UCLA) camp," Dublanko said. "They seem like they like me a lot.
"The Monday before the camp they had me out to their offices and I had a meeting with Peter Sirmon for about 45 minutes and then I had a 15-minute talk with coach (Justin) Wilcox and then (Steve Sarkisian) came in for a couple minutes and talked to me.
"They seemed to like me a lot but I'm not sure about an offer. I felt like I had a pretty good camp but you never know."
So far, Dublanko has been offered by Mississippi State, Akron and Montana. He attended the UCLA Elite Camp in recent weeks and even though the Bruins haven't been active after that event, Dublanko said he knows the UCLA coaching staff is highly interested.
"The coach said he really, really liked me," Dublanko said.
Arkansas, Boise State, Florida State, Georgia, Oregon State, Tennessee and Washington State are some other programs that have shown early interest in the 2016 linebacker.