August 2, 2008
Enger Talks U-Dub Senior Day
O'Dea High School's Grant Enger is one of the most sought after prospects on the University of Washington's wish list. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound lineman is considered the 56th best offense tackle in the nation, and earned first-team all-Metro League honors as a junior. Enger currently boasts three Pac-10 offers from Washington, Stanford and Oregon State and more should soon be on the way. He just finished up with a hectic three days of campus tours finishing up with the Huskies Senior Day.
"I went to California two days ago and that was good. Then I went to Stanford the day after that and today I came back to Seattle. They were all really great trips and I don't think I could put any one at top." But Enger did continue to say; "My top five schools right now would be Oregon State, Stanford, UW, Cal and ASU in no particular order."
So what did Enger think of Senior Day at Montlake?
"It was very good and we had a great time. My favorite part of the day was when we went on top of Husky stadium and watched the Blue Angels. I also had some one-on-one time with Tyrone Willingham and that was good. We talked about the direction of the program and how much he wanted me to be apart of it."
Currently Enger has a few friends on the University of Washington roster in ex O'Dea High teammates Quinton Richardson and Johri Fogerson. High School teammates can be big motivators and often times recruiting coordinators best friends.
"I actually talked with Johri today and he's trying to help me out with my decision," explained Enger. "He told me that it was a great place and they treat him right. We just talked about things like that."
Enger is in no hurry to make a decision and hopes to take visits to his favorite schools to catch some games first.
"I'm definitely going to watch a U-Dub game but I'm not sure which one yet. I will probably figure it out the week of." Enger continued to explain, "I don't have a schedule or timetable. I will make my decision when I know and it feels right. It could be after the visits, I really don't know, all that matters is when it feels right."
One thing Enger does know right now, is that O'Dea practices begin in August and there is a lot of work to be done. The Irish lost some key members of a talented team, but like every season they are ready to reload and make another run at a state title.
"Like every year we plan on being one of the best teams in the state this season. That is the goal every year and this season will be no different. Personally I want to make this team the best I can make it. I don't really care about personal goals."
As the best offensive lineman in the state of Washington, all eyes will be on Enger his senior season and beyond.
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