Uriah Grant is talking to a lot of schools but the 6-foot-1, 280-pound defensive tackle from Fullerton (Calif.) Fullerton C.C. said Washington has been heavily involved with him and he could visit with the Huskies sometime this month or in January.
Grant is originally from Miami and spent last year at Arizona Western C.C. so he said now that he's been through the recruiting process before he knows what to look for that maybe high school prospects don't and he likes what Washington is saying.
"I'm talking to them a lot," Grant said. "They came out here and I talk to them on the phone. Washington is the most interested. They wanted to get me on campus a long time ago.
"I've been talking to the Washington coaches and they're very interested in me. They told me I'm the only defensive tackle they offered out of junior college. They told me if I work hard and come in, I could be able to play right away. I have experience, I'm a mature guy, I've been in the game, they know I can come in and play right away."
Washington, Baylor, Cincinnati, Kansas State, Middle Tennessee State, SMU and Utah State have offered Grant and although he likes Washington at this point he said every school will get a fair look.
Arizona is a recent offer as well and Grant said he'd like to talk more with the coaching staff in Tucson.
"I'm still looking at everybody equally," Grant said.
"Coming out of high school I didn't look at big-picture things like pass defense. I'm looking at everything from the scheme, to the players, to the coaches. That makes it easier especially when you talk about defense. I'm looking at wins and losses, too."
Other than a visit to Washington - and a possible trip to Arizona - Grant might plan a trip to Middle Tennessee State, which has been talking to him for a while.
Former Miramar (Fla.) Everglades standout Emmanuel Perez is Grant's close friend so Grant is considering a visit to check out the Blue Raiders at some point.