Brandon Beaver and two Compton (Calif.) Dominguez teammates visited Washington this past weekend and now the Huskies are in front for the 6-foot-1, 176-pound cornerback who said he almost committed while on the trip.
"It was a pretty cool experience," Beaver said. "I got to see all the facilities and hang around the players and I really liked it. It felt like home since they have so many Southern California players on the team. It felt like a fit to me.
"It's really important all those guys are there. It's really cool to come and have the confidence to play early. I'd already know like have the team so that's another good thing at Washington."
Beaver was accompanied by cornerback Alphonso Marsh and offensive guard Dejon Allen at Washington and all three Dominguez standouts liked the trip but especially Beaver, who also has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Fresno State, New Mexico, New Mexico State, SMU, Tennessee, UCLA and Washington State.
"They're at the top of the list," Beaver said of the Huskies. "I'm going to wait it out. I was probably as close as you can be to committing over the weekend but I want to weigh some of my opportunities and see what else happens."
Beaver plans to visit Arizona and Colorado in June and then could be ready to make his college decision by the start of his senior season. While nothing has been determined yet, Beaver said he'd like to get his commitment out of the way by that time.
One thing Beaver wants to see over the next few months is which schools offer since many are still showing interest.
Oregon assistant coach John Neal recently stopped by Dominguez and apparently told Beaver that the Ducks aren't going to rush sending out offers so Beaver wants to wait a little longer just to see which programs stay in touch with him.
"(Neal) said they don't offer early on," Beaver said. "He wants to wait and go see other guys and see which guys would be best for their program so he's going to get back to us with offers or not."