James Sample wants to wait until after his senior season to make a commitment because the Sacramento (Calif.) Grant safety thinks more offers could be on the way.
But if Sample, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound recruit, moves up his decision date it looks like Washington is in good shape to land his pledge. Sample plans to visit with the Huskies next month.
"My favorite team is the Washington Huskies because I've been talking to all their coaches like coach (Jeff) Mills, coach (Steve Sarkisian) and coach (Demetrice) Martin," Sample said.
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"Plus I'm looking at going out there in June for their camp. It's very important to go out there so I can get to know the coaches and how they want to run their defense. But I'm going to wait until the end of the season to see if I get any new offers."
Washington, Washington State, Arizona, Arizona State, Nevada, Utah and San Diego State have all offered Sample, one of the best defensive backs last weekend at the Palo Alto NIKE Camp. He said Alabama and Southern Cal haven't offered yet but are showing the most interest.
The Crimson Tide stand out a lot to Sample for one main reason - they won the national championship last season. But distance could be a factor because some close to Sample would prefer if he stayed in the Pac-10.
"I would travel that far but I'd have to talk it over with my dad," Sample said. "He wants me to stay in the Pac-10 so he could come and watch me play."
Southern Cal is also gaining interest in Sample, who said he's been talking to new assistant coach Clay Helton and plans to attend the USC Rising Stars Camp next month. Sacramento Grant defensive tackle Viliami Moala is also being heavily recruited by the Trojans and has already been offered.
"They're on the verge of offering me because they want me to come down to their Rising Stars Camp on June 23," Sample said. "That way I could get in front of coach (Lane) Kiffin and he can see me play but I have to see how they play this year."