Washington is on a nice recruiting roll right now and recently added one of the bigger sleeper prospects in the state. Monterey (Calif.) Seaside linebacker Mason Foster hasn't even visited the Seattle campus yet but he told the Husky coaches last week he was ready to be a Dawg.
Foster, 6-1, 205 pounds is a two way standout for the Spartans who just won the Central Coast Section Small school championship last Saturday. Playing for a small school hurt him a bit on the recruiting front but the Huskies liked what they saw and went ahead and offered him.
"Mason is a great player and will do very well in college," Spartan coach Alfred Avila said. "He's very intense and very physical, those are the first two words that come to mind when I describe his playing style. He has good size, is very athletic and can run. Not only was he our best defensive player but he started for us at quarterback and had a great season there as well.
"We run a spread option offense and I think he had close to 18 touchdowns this year. Defensively, he average around 12 tackles a game with seven sacks and four interceptions. He's just a very active player, always around the ball and I think Washington got a good one."
Things came together fairly late in the process for Foster.
"They just called and asked for film a few weeks ago," Avila said. "Then Coach Lappano came by last week and offered Mason and he jumped on it. He's going to take his official visit to Washington this weekend to basically re-affirm his commitment but it's a done deal, he's a Husky."
We saw Foster at the NorCal NIKE Camp last summer where he looked good in the drills and also clocked a 4.82-40 on a very slow surface and jumped 30 inches in the vertical. Colorado and Utah were also showing interest.