Jayme Otomewo was thoroughly impressed on his trip to Washington last weekend like many other top prospects and for him it was also nice to see former Los Angeles Dorsey teammates Matthew Lyons and Marvin Hall.
Lyons is a linebacker and Hall plays wide receiver for the Huskies and Otomewo, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound safety, said that could play a factor as he considers his options.
"That's a big factor," Otomewo said. "Coming up there and knowing somebody, being around them was good. It felt great having some familiar faces up there."
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What Otomewo, who looked good at the B2G Elite Camp last Saturday, also liked at Washington was the defensive staff. He said there is a lot of familiarity in what the Huskies do compared to Dorsey's defense and he likes it.
"It was a good trip," Otomewo said. "We got to meet the coaching staff, talk to coach (Steve) Sarkisian, some of our former players were there so it was a nice trip.
"The defensive staff is great and their defense reminds me of our defense at Dorsey. All the coaches run a similar defense to us. It's the same defense basically. The coaches have a tight bond with everybody."
Otomewo, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, also said it was neat to see seven prospects commit to Washington during the trip.
That doesn't necessarily influence his future choice but it might be something to consider since he knows many of those prospects.
"It was pretty crazy," Otomewo said. "The reason those seven guys committed was because Washington treated them really well. They treated everybody really well. It was crazy to see seven people commit."
Otomewo said he's still looking at all the schools recruiting him but did add that Washington, Oregon and Arizona State stand out. Official visits to Arizona State and Washington are expected in December.
Rivals.com rates him as the No. 50 safety and No. 71 prospect in the California state rankings.