Mead (Spokane) DL/TE Danny Mattingly, one of the state’s top prospects, got some good news Monday night when he talked with Husky head coach Steve Sarkisian who extended him his first offer from an FBS program.
“My coach sent me a text and told me to call coach (Steve) Sarkisian as soon as possible,” a happy Mattingly told Dawgman.com. “When I talked to him and coach (Peter) Sirmon, they offered me a scholarship because they said they wanted me to come be a Husky.”
The talented two-way star for the Panthers received First Team All-GSL honors and was named Co-Defensive MVP after posting 73 tackles, five interceptions, two sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries while also blocking two punts. On offense he hauled in 30 receptions for 350 yards and eight touchdowns.
Washington’s offer on Monday was followed by Washington State and Utah on Tuesday and Mattingly is planning to head down to Pullman to take in Washington State’s Junior Day on February 25th. They are a school to keep an eye on, as Mattingly’s older brother Andy was a four-year starter for the Cougars.
“I haven’t talked to their coaches much, but I’m going down there for Junior Day,” Mattingly said. “Besides the two in-state schools, UCLA seems like they could be next and Boise State also seems close to offering.
“Other than those four, I don’t think anyone else talking to me has really gotten that far yet.”
He also holds and offer from Eastern Washington as well.
Mattingly said he plans to take his time before making his decision, and has yet to set a timeline for his commitment with things just now starting to heat up.
We will have more from Mattingly in the coming weeks as the recruiting process hits full stride.
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