Princeton (N.J.) The Hun School defensive end Ernest Owusu made the trek west over the weekend to Washington. The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder had a good experience in the Pacific Northwest.
"The visit went great and the place is really cool. It's a great setting that I liked a lot," he said. "I actually got out there on Friday and while I was there I toured the medical facilities, went to a basketball game against Arizona State and hung out with the players.
"The basketball game was really good. Washington kept it close and the fans were really into it. I liked seeing that because during football season you want them to be there for you."
On the trip, Owusu was hosted by Robert Lewis.
"He was pretty cool and honest with me about how the program is run there," he stated. "He told me that he was actually recruited at linebacker, but the coaches moved him to tight end and it's been a great switch. He went on to say that the coaches didn't force the move upon him."
As for the coaches, the two-star prospect was very impressed by the entire staff.
"They are the best coaches I've seen so far," he said. "They were so genuine and sincere. They all seemed like really good people.
"I liked coach Willingham too. He talked to me about how they make sure everyone is set academically and they don't let anyone fail. That was good to hear."
Owusu rated the visit a solid nine.
"I had fun and liked it," he said. "I'd say the visit puts Washington up really high for me."
The No. 44 prep school player in the country has plans to visit Stanford and Vanderbilt over the next two weekends.
"I'm planning to go on those visits and I believe I'll be taking one more to California, Louisville, Wisconsin or Pittsburgh," he said. "On those visits, I just want to see what I don't know about the school to get a better idea about them."