Hoss in no hurry but will he still visit OSU?

CODY HABBEN, who helped lead Issaquah's Skyline High to the 4A state of Washington championship, is scheduled to trip to Oregon State Jan. 13 but might not end up going to Corvallis. While the offensive lineman thinks it's looking like late January, he could pull the trigger earlier that that -- in about two weeks time.

Habben is scheduled to trip to Washington on Jan. 6 and Oregon State the following weekend. He's been on "several" unofficial visits to Washington and might not have many questions remaining but wants to take the official visit to better check out the program.

And he said he might wait until around Jan. 20 or so to make his decision, but also said it could come soon after the trip to the UW.

"Pretty close to Signing Day, I think," said Habben. "I've got UW set up for the 6th, and I'm not sure if I'll take the fifth one (Oregon State, Jan. 17). I definitely want to see UW because they're one of my top choices and see where I go from there. If I feel I should take another trip, I'll take it. But if I don't really need to, then I think I'll bump my decision up a little earlier."

Recently, the 6-5, 280-pounder sat down with Washington State and ASU for in-home visits before the current dead period began.

WSU assistant coach George Yarno sat down with Habben for an hour or two and then spent another couple hours talking with Habben's parents.

The other school that rounds out his top five and is a definite player: Iowa State.

FOR HABBEN, THERE are several things to like about all the programs.

Oregon State, along with Wazzu, offers great hunting and fishing for an avid outdoorsman like Habben. Washington is close, about 15 minutes from home, and coach Willingham and the UW could offer a good opportunity to earn early playing time.

Habben had a great visit to Iowa State, and a ton of Habben family members live close to Ames and the school his parents graduated from. Skyline High defensive coordinator Scott Pelleur and ASU coach Brent Myers are close and Habben has forged a bond with the o-line coach of the Sun Devils.

Among the honors and accolades Habben's received, The Seattle Times All-State team, the AP all-state team and the KingCo 4A lineman of the year.

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