Bartlett has one visit set, eyeing others

Cheyenne (Wyo.) East outside linebacker Tevis Bartlett discusses his upcoming season and how he’ll handle the recruiting process through the fall.

Cheyenne (Wyo.) East linebackerTevis Bartlett is still unsure of how many official visits he’ll be able to take this season, but he has scheduled one.

“We’ve already scheduled with Oregon,” he said. “We’re going to be out there the weekend of the 17th, 18th and 19th (of October).”

Oregon will host rival Washington that weekend. The three-star prospect is hopeful that he’ll be able to take more visits during his senior season, and has a few others he has mind.

“As far as other ones, we’re kind of looking at visiting Cal, Wyoming, Colorado and definitely Utah as well,” he said “But we haven’t set anything in stone.”

Due to a schedule that includes just a single Thursday contest, Bartlett is playing those other visits by ear and is considering some quick trips where he’ll fly out on a Saturday morning and come back Sunday evening.

“Obviously, I don’t want to miss any practices or any team things,” he said. “If we go anywhere, it’ll be around that schedule for sure.”

Right now, Bartlett doesn’t have a leader and has seen more programs enter the picture in recent weeks. Cal offered him last week, Washington started contacting him shortly thereafter, and Notre Dame has also sent in a request for his transcript.

While Bartlett doesn’t envision committing during a visit, he’s unsure if he’ll take all five officials. He wants to give each school a fair shot, but also wants to have the process close to wrapped up by the end of the football season.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to have it mostly figured out by the end of football season,” he said. “That way, shortly after, we can make a decision on where we’re going.”

Speaking of the season, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Bartlett is excited for his senior campaign, which kicks off next week.

“I think we’ve put together a pretty good-looking team,” he said. “I think we are ahead of schedule from where I thought we would be.”

Having hit a lot of his own personal goals last season, Bartlett is putting a renewed focus on taking care of the football following a season where the offense turned the ball over a few too many times for his liking.

“One of my goals is to have less than five turnovers total from my end of it,” Bartlett said. “I think if I can do that, some of those games that were closer last year or we could’ve sealed earlier than we did, maybe they won’t be as close.”

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