Marcus Peters admits that Washington was not his favorite for a while throughout his recruitment until he had an in-home visit with coach Steve Sarkisian.
That's what sold the Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds cornerback and it was a big reason why he committed to the Huskies.
"I liked the whole atmosphere of the team and the coaching staff and the academic help they give to their players," Peters said.
"At first, they weren't the leader but then I had excellent one-on-one time with coach Sark. It really came down to coach Sark so that's what put them on top for me. I felt great chemistry with the team. They said I needed to come in and help them so I really liked that."
Peters is a 6-foot-1, 174-pound three-star cornerback who also had Washington State, Arizona State, Oregon State and many others involved. Colorado, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State, UNLV and Utah were some of Peters' other offers.
Rivals.com rates Peters as the No. 30 cornerback nationally. He said his growing relationship with Washington cornerbacks coach Demetrice Martin was another reason why the Huskies stood out so much.
"Coach Martin is a real down-to-earth guy," Peters said. "I like him because he's cool but at the same time he gets on you when he needs to. He's a real guy. I need that kind of push with my position coach."
Peters has certainly proven himself at events this past off-season. He was one of the top cornerbacks at the Palo Alto NIKE Camp last spring and backed it up with a solid performance at the Gridiron Kings event in Florida.