Idaho lineman traveling to Beaver state

ALREADY HAVING RACKED up a considerable number of travel miles this offseason, Coeur d'Alene's Carson York will be adding to that total shortly. The sought offensive lineman from Idaho this weekend will be making a return trip to unofficially visit both Oregon State and Oregon, two of the schools he holds early offers from.

York has already this spring been to Oregon State and Oregon, as well as Washington State, Washington and Stanford. The next order of business is a return trip to the Beaver state this weekend.

"I'm going down to Oregon and Oregon State to check out spring practice," said York.

Why the return visits? To get as clear as possible a picture of what college life would be like at the school.

"I'm looking to get an idea of what it would be like day-in and day-out to go that school," said York, who noted he wants to see how a practice is run, and sit in and watch some film with the coaches.

Besides the Beavers and Ducks, York holds offers from Washington State, Stanford, Washington and Idaho.

York is an honors student, with a 3.92 GPA in a curriculum that includes AP classes, and his PSAT score ranked in the nation's top 12 percentile.

AT 6-5 AND 270 pounds, York has an ideal frame to pack on weight and muscle. Add to that a pair of quick feet and advanced pass blocking skills, and it's little wonder he's become the early candidate for top prep offensive line prospect in the Northwest.

He was named All-Inland Empire League and All-North Idaho as a Junior. Two video clips available on his player page show an aggressive, hard nosed lineman who can not only run, but who finishes his blocks well and is quick off the ball.

As the offers started to pour in -- he received his first from Washington State 24 hours after this past LOI Day -- York understandably wanted to take his time, as well as the full allotment of unofficial visits. That may still end up being the case, although of late he's also mentioned he could make his choice this summer.

Given how much traveling and contact he'll have with school's coaching staffs by the time the fall rolls around, official visits could prove unnecessary. Regardless, whenever his verbal commitment is made, someone will certainly be getting a prized offensive line prospect and college student.

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