College of the Canyons CB Lines Up Visits

When you're a mid-year transfer, and your team goes to the championship game, there's very little time between your last contest and the mid-year Letter of Intent Day. Cornerback Justin Tryon and the College of the Canyons ended their season last Saturday losing to Grossmont in the Southern California Junior College championship game. Now with two weeks before he intends to sign, Tryon will trip to ASU, as well as other two schools.

"I'm gonna visit Oregon State on the 9th, BYU on the 12th, and Arizona State on the 16th," said the 5-10 181 Justin Tryon. "I'm gonna sign on the 21st and I don't plan to visit any other schools. I'm gonna decide between those three schools, but I'm really liking Arizona State now."

ASU Head Coach Dirk Koetter and Safeties Coach Dan Fidler visited Tryon last week, and the corner is definitely getting good vibes from the maroon and gold. "It was a real nice visit," he recalled. "They're real nice guys and down to earth. The thing that really caught me is how much they care about me and my education. It seems like a great program, and a nice environment, but the main thing for me is to get a good education, and Arizona State is a good school to get your degree."

The four-star cornerback had 39 tackles on the year, with six pass breakups. One of his four interceptions was returned for as 74-yard touchdown. "I'm a physical corner and I like to play man a lot, and get up in the receiver's face and gamble," he said as he described his attributes. "I do need to work more on my ball skills." A mark of a good cornerback is ironically lack of opportunities to make a play, due to offenses shying away from your end of the field. Did Tryon get to experience that respect during his JC career? "Sometimes they challenged me, and sometimes they threw to the other side," he remarked. "I always try to make eye contact with the quarterback before the play. If I make them think I'm sleeping they throw my way (smile). I like to bait him."

Tryon, who has three years to play two, will visit ASU along with teammate safety Troy Nolan. Does he consider both of them as a package deal? "You never know," he replied. "We may both end up at Arizona State and be roommates up there."

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