Top juco DL close to decision

Lavon Hooks is close to making his decision.

The defensive tackle from Fulton (Miss.) Northeast Community College said he likely will announce his decision later today or Wednesday after an official visit to Washington this weekend. As a junior college prospect, Hooks can sign with a four-year college on Wednesday.

The trip to see the Huskies was a bit of a surprise. Hooks was originally scheduled to visit Miami. Before then he was set to take an official visit to Auburn.

The visit to Washington put the Huskies among Hooks' finalist. He told ESPN he is also primarily considering Arizona State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and the Huskies. He said he is no longer considering Miami.

"It's a nice place," Hooks said of his trip to Washington "It's a nice place and it's outside of a comfort zone."