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Washington working on local recruit

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Marcus Griffin was one of the many prospects to watch Washington dominate Boise State this past weekend. He was one of the few that were committed to another school.
The three-star defensive tackle from Bellevue, Wash., said almost all of the Washington coaches talked to him, some were just happy to see him and others put on the full-court press. Recruiting coordinator and linebackers coach Peter Sirmon especially laid it on thick.
"Every coach had their own process," said Griffin, who's been committed to Washington State since April. "Some coaches said it was good to see me there and that I was going to see a show tonight.
"Coach Sirmon, he's my recruiter, he asked why he didn't see me in any purple and gold. He said next time he sees me he better see some on me."
Griffin, who's rated as the fourth-best prospect in the Washington state rankings by Rivals.com, is definitely considering Washington and some other programs but he doesn't plan to make any changes in his recruitment in the near future.
An unofficial visit to Cal is expected for its matchup against Ohio State but Griffin said he's going to remain patient with the recruiting process.
"I'm not going to make a decision anytime soon," Griffin said. "I'm happy with where I'm at and I know for right now I'm going to be a Coug."
Griffin's commitment still stands but Washington definitely impressed him. How couldn't it? New stadium, an active coaching staff and a big season-opening victory over Boise State are a few ways to keep the three-star interested.
"We got to the stadium and we went into the recruiting area and I hung out with some of the recruits and we got a little tour," Griffin said. "Then we got on the field and I hung out with some of the players and the coaches, we had some words before the game and I was down on the field for the intro. We went up to our seats and saw a good game.
"It's beautiful there. There is a lot of effort and detail into the stadium. It's really beautiful there."
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