Washington is coming after Washington State commit Marcus Griffin but in a subtle, delicate way and not pushing for an immediate switch in his recruitment.
The three-star defensive tackle from Bellevue, Wash., said he heard the pitch from Washington's coaching staff this past weekend when he was one of many top prospects on the Seattle campus.
"They basically said I'm a hometown kid so why not be a part of the hometown team and make them great?" Griffin said. "They haven't really talked about committing but they said they'd love for me to stay closer to home and that's really it.
"It would be a great opportunity to stay at home and be close to my family but at the same time I have to do what's best for me. I'm still committed. I'll be going to some Washington games this year and then I'll deal with it after the season. Right now nothing has changed for me."
The 6-foot-3, 285-pound prospect has been committed to Washington State since late April but a recent offer from the Huskies has intrigued the Bellevue standout.
Griffin said he had a very good time on his trip to Washington this weekend but he doesn't plan to de-commit and that he will revisit his thinking after the season. That means the Cougars have plenty of time to lock up one of their most-coveted prospects.
"I went with my family, I have a lot of family who went there, so I figured why not take them and give them a special day and show my gratitude and love and support throughout the process," Griffin said of Washington.
"We started off going to the new stadium and then they toured us around the new facilities, they showed us the offices, they showed us everything basically. They introduced me and my family to the whole coaching staff and that was pretty cool.
"The new stadium is pretty unbelievable. They spent a lot of time and money on that and there are a lot of details even the small things that you notice when you go to a game. It's pretty cool."