Lavon Coleman recently took a trip to Washington to talk with the coaches, check out the campus and meet some players and the Lompoc, Calif., running back loved the visit.
He now has the Huskies right in the thick of things in his recruitment.
"When I got up there it was pretty cool," Coleman said. "I met with all the coaches and they knew who I was so that made me feel really good. I sat in some of the meetings and I went out to the practice and I watched the practice.
"I met one-on-one with coach (Steve) Sarkisian and then after that I hung out with the players even after the practice was over, went out with them, and I had a pretty good time up there."
Coleman, a 5-foot-11, 210-pound three-star prospect, said he had an especially good time spending time with the players and that's an important thing as he considers all his options.
"It was pretty fun hanging out with them," Coleman said.
"The one running back was serious on his ball control so when I was hanging out with him I was holding onto the ball and he would strip it and show me the right way. The players are a really tight-knit group so it would be really fun if I committed to Washington."
No commitment is coming soon for Coleman, who said Washington, UCLA and Boise State make up his top three. In total, the Lompoc standout has offers from those three schools along with Arizona, Oregon State, Utah and Washington State.
"I put Washington as one of my favorites," Coleman said. "I feel really safe and really relaxed with the school. My parents could still get up to see me. It's one of my top schools."
Coleman would like to visit UCLA soon but if that cannot happen he will wait until he can take official visits. A commitment is not expected until Coleman plays in an all-star game or he might wait until February.