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Waller mainly looking at Pac-10 teams

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Washington continues to be in good shape with Long Beach (Calif.) Poly outside linebacker Corey Waller, who's set his official visit with the Huskies for when they host Nebraska on Sept. 18.
"They're sticking out," Waller said of Washington. "They're really on the rise, I really like coach (Steve Sarkisian) and they're going to be in contention to win the Pac-10 this season."
Another thing that helps Washington in the recruitment of Waller, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound prospect who's moved from defensive end to linebacker, is that the Huskies already have a commitment from Poly cornerback Kameron Jackson.
He and Waller are close and Jackson has said multiple times this summer he's been working on getting Waller, a three-star prospect, to make a pledge as well. Waller said he's not sure about a timetable for his commitment yet.
Washington, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon State and Washington State have offered Waller, rated No. 18 at outside linebacker and No. 32 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.
Another program that sticks out to Waller, who finished with 82 tackles, 10 sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery in his junior season, is Oregon.
The Ducks have not offered yet but are in close contact and Waller hopes that after Poly's first few games that Oregon sends an offer his way. If that's the case, it's expected his recruitment will be a battle between Washington and Oregon.
To Waller's benefit, there will be multiple chances to see him early in the season against top competition.
Poly opens up against Bakersfield on Sept. 2 and then plays two of the better teams in southern California in Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure, which features Cody Kurz and Jalen Jefferson, and then Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne, which has three-star Dontae Levingston anchoring its offensive line.
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