NorCal Receiver Could Decide Shortly

Garren Strong, a 6-3, 180 pound wide receiver from Cupertino (Calif.) Homestead was supposed to take an official visit to Oregon State this past weekend but had to re-schedule it due to a playoff game he had. Strong is leaning heavily to another Northwest school and could be making his decision in early December.

Strong is a big, athletic receiver who doesn't put up the big numbers other receivers do since his team runs the Wing T offense. Case in point, Homestead won their opening playoff game last weekend scoring 48 points but Strong had just two catches for 18 yards.

"I don't get a lot of balls thrown my way but as long as we're winning, I'm fine with it," Strong said. "On the year, I have 23 catches for 475 yards and 10 touchdowns."

Despite the lack of gaudy numbers, Strong is hearing seriously from all four Northwest schools.

"I tripped to Washington State October 18 when the team had a bye and had a real good time," Strong said. "I got along really well with the players and I liked the small town atmosphere in Pullman. It's a nice little college town.

"My next trip is to Oregon (Dec. 6) and then Washington (Dec. 13). I re-scheduled the visit to Oregon State for January 10. Everyone but Washington has offered me. Right now, I'm leaning to Oregon and there's a good chance I could commit on my visit. My top two are Oregon and Washington State and if I don't have a good visit to Oregon or just don't feel like it's the right place for me, Washington State will then be the team to beat."

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