2010 Prospect Intro: Tre Sayles

The 6-2, 195-pound safety prospect from Corona (Calif.) Santiago, Tre Sayles, has seen teammates moves on to D-1 schools, and now it's his turn. He talks about the schools recruiting him, and his plan to check out some of those programs...

Corona (Calif.) Santiago safety Tre Sayles (6-1.5, 195) has had a close-up look at what it takes to get to the next level.

Sayles was a part of a Sharks' secondary in 2007 that saw three others sign with D-I schools: Tony Dye (UCLA), Sean Martin (Oregon State) and Sean Murray (Montana).

With an offer from UTEP last week, Sayles is poised to become the next Sharks defensive back to play in college.

"The offer from UTEP was exciting because I know I have a chance to play D-I football," said Sayles.

Aside from UTEP, Sayles is heading from a handful of schools from the west, plus a couple of national programs. "I'm also talking to Stanford, Northwestern, Washington, Oregon State, Cal and Duke, UCLA and a little from USC," said Sayles. "Cal, Northwestern, Stanford and UCLA all said if I hit one of their camps and do well, I have a good chance at getting an offer."

Numerous schools have been by the Santiago campus and, last week, a good number saw their "jamboree" practice, where they worked out and did drills for the audience.

"We had coaches from UCLA, USC, Duke, Northwestern, Arizona, Arizona State, Iowa State, Cal, San Diego State, UTEP, Nebraska and Air Force there, and I think I did pretty well there," said Sayles.

Sayles has five schools that are standing out for him. "I'm really interested in Stanford, UCLA, Northwestern, UTEP and Oregon State," said Sayles. "I'm hoping to get out to Chicago and visit Northwestern and I'm going to try and hit up UTEP. Then I know I'm for sure camping at UCLA."

As a 2008 junior, Sayles had 97 tackles and three interceptions for the Sharks.

Academically, he has a 4.42 GPA and will take the SAT and ACT in June.

He'll be at the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles later this month.

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