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Hameed favors three programs

Sulaiman Hameed missed his entire junior season with a knee injury but the Alameda, Calif., cornerback has returned and his recruitment has picked up.
"A lot of schools in the Pac-12, the Mountain West and the SEC came to our school," Hameed said. "They're just waiting to see me on the field and see how I play after since I missed that whole year with the knee injury."
Arizona State, Washington and UC-Davis have offered Hameed, who shined two years ago at the Oakland NIKE Camp but fell off the radar a little bit since he missed all of his junior season.
Still, Hameed has formulated a top three and said he's waiting until this season to show coaches he's back. Then more offers could come in but the Alameda standout said he has no timetable on a decision - he could wait but it sounds like he'll be ready to make a decision sooner.
"I would say my top three is ASU, UCLA and Washington right now," Hameed said.
"I'm talking it over with my family and we're going to see how it goes. If we feel it's the right time then we'll call it then. If not, we'll wait a little bit longer. It's something I'm getting ready to make a decision sooner rather than later."
Hameed, who just took an unofficial visit to Washington, also went on a trip to Washington State. Although the Cougars did not crack his top three, the Alameda recruit said he was highly impressed with the team, the coaches and the facilities and they will definitely be considered moving forward.
"It was cool," Hameed said. "The coaches were really cool. The system and the scheme they run were really helpful.
"They play five defensive backs at the same time so it's a good opportunity to get on the field. The facility that they're building up is amazing so it was a really cool place to be. I'm definitely planning to come back on an official visit during the season."
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