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Pacific Northwest swing impresses Hawaiian LB


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Miki Ah You has been one of the fastest-rising prospects out West this spring and he figures to only keep building momentum this summer heading into his senior season. The three-star linebacker from Kahuku, Hawaii, was back on the mainland this past weekend for visits to Washington, Oregon State and Oregon -- in that order -- and told 247Sports the stops were important for his process as he continues to weigh the options. All three programs have offered, with the Huskies being the most recent. Ah You stepped on the Washington campus Saturday for the first time since landing the offer earlier this spring and the experience surpassed his lofty expectations. "Washington was a big eye opener for me," Ah You said. "Their facilities are top of the line and the staff, with how they interact with the players, really stood out to me. Seeing the development there and how coach Bob Gregory is putting linebackers into the league, as well as developing great young men, was great to see. "Coach Chris Petersen and all the coaches are close together and you can tell that they are all sincere in everything they say. Coach Petersen is bringing a mentality of building men, not just football players, into the program and that's something that stands out to me. I could see myself there and they're up there for sure for me." The 6-foot-1, 220-pound prospect has been hearing the most from coach Ikaika Malloe and Gregory, and said the Huskies view him filling a versatile role in their defense. "Coach Gregory told me they would like me at will 'backer, where I can cover and drop back but also do some things in the box," Ah You said. Following his stop in Seattle, Ah You headed down to Corvallis and Eugene for visits on back-to-back days. "At Oregon State, I loved how the Poly blood runs deep, especially the Kahuku bloodline," Ah You said. "They also offer a lot academically, which I like. They believe that if I come in and work hard, I could have an impact early. "With Oregon, I could feel the love there with all of the energy that their whole staff has. They have top-of-the-line facilities and help that makes it almost impossible not to succeed. I also love the coaches there." Over the next few months, Ah You said he plans to sort through official visit destinations and start outlining a plan for a decision. "By the end of summer I'd like to be down to five schools," Ah You said. "I kind of want to make my decision early, so we'll see how that goes. I have been hearing a lot from Arizona State and Ole Miss, too, so we'll see if I can make it out there as well." Ah You is the nation's No. 79-rated outside linebacker and No. 9 overall prospect in the state of Hawaii for the 2019 class, per the 247Sports Composite.

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