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High school football notes: Mike 'watching' coaching changes at Washington

2013-12-20T00:00:00Z 2013-12-20T00:00:09Z High school football notes: Mike 'watching' coaching changes at WashingtonBy Daniel Gaona Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

While change has muddied his recruiting process, Andrew Mike isn’t making any audibles yet.

The 6-foot-5-inch, 285-pound Sabino senior said Thursday his top three schools are still Arizona, Vanderbilt and Washington even though he hasn’t heard from the Huskies since they replaced Steve Sarkisian with former Boise State coach Chris Petersen.

“There hasn’t been any direct contact, but I’ve been watching it,” said Mike, who will play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on Jan. 5 in Carson, Calif.

Mike, rated a four-star offensive lineman by the Scout.com recruiting service, visited Washington for its Nov. 29 Apple Cup game against Washington State.

Three days later, Sarkisian stepped down to take the USC job.

Mike currently holds 15 major college offers, the most recent one coming from Purdue on Wednesday. He is planning to visit Arkansas and Vanderbilt next month, and doesn’t expect to make a decision until after he returns.

More all-star and recruiting news:

  • Pusch Ridge Christian senior defensive lineman
  • Cameron Dwan
  • will play in Sunday’s Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Dwan averaged 4.9 tackles a game and had two sacks this season.
  • Salpointe Catholic quarterback
  • Andrew Cota
  • has received scholarship offers from Division II Adams State and Colorado Mesa. Both compete in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
  • Salpointe safety
  • Jay Williams
  • was offered by Brown University during an official visit last week. Former Lancers running back Johnny Peña was a freshman for the Bears this fall.
  • Mountain View linebacker
  • Corbin Gouby
  • verbally committed to Northern Arizona last week. He averaged 9.8 tackles a game as a senior. He also had an offer from North Dakota.
  • Salpointe linebacker
  • Jake Casteel
  • , the son of UA defensive coordinator
  • Jeff Casteel
  • , received his first scholarship offer last week, from Northern Arizona. The 5-foot-11-inch, 200-pound senior finished second in the state with 11.9 tackles a game.

Contact high school sports coordinator Daniel Gaona at dgaona@azstarnet.com

or 807-7761. On Twitter @DanielGaona13

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