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Washington offers 2016 athlete

Melquise Stovall started to receive more interest from Washington in recent months and the Huskies decided to offer on Tuesday, a huge first step for the 2016 running back.
The Lancaster (Calif.) Paraclete standout who could also play slot receiver said with the Washington offer coming in he definitely wants to visit campus and that should happen sometime this summer. That way he can get to know the program and the coaches more in-depth.
"They started showing interest a few months back, I want to say two months back," Stovall said. "They said they liked my game and they were just waiting on coach (Chris) Petersen to see my tape. They finally pulled the trigger so it's very exciting.
"I want to see more with the facilities. I want to take a trip up there and see how I like it."
Stovall, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect, said he's building a good relationship with Washington running backs coach Keith Bhonapha and he's hoping to see the school and the city in June. The Huskies hold a camp that month and even if Stovall doesn't participate he wants to head up there.
"I've been getting along with coach Bohnapha really well so that's a good start," Stovall said. "I'm actually going to try to get up there this summer. We're going to sit down and see when I can get up there. I want to say the end of June.
"I'm going to the camp up there. I'm not going to participate but I'm pretty much going to tour around the city and the school."
There has been plenty of new interest coming in for the Lancaster Paraclete athlete. The 2016 prospect said Washington State, UCLA, San Diego State, Fresno State and Oregon State are all getting more involved.
"Some of them want me at slot and some want me at running back so I'm basically being recruited as an athlete," Stovall said.
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