Steve Schilling trip recap

Bellevue HS (WA) offensive lineman Steve Schilling took an official visit to USC over the weekend. Scott Schrader from Scout.com received an e-mail response from Schilling which detailed some of his thoughts on the trip and Steve also talked with Don Hoekwater from GoBlueWolverine to give a trip recap. Click below to read more:

E-mail message from Schilling talking about USC trip:

"The visit I think made my decision easier, if not simply because I said that after I tripped every school, I would be able to make my decision. There wasnt anything in particluar that impressed me or I didnt like. It was a typical visit. I was the only recruit there so that was what made it different in that sense. They have said that I have a good chance to play early with all the people on the line leaving. They also said that they would put me at tackle. Other recruits that I talk to on a regular basis are James Montgomery and Justin Boren. January 27 is my announcment date and I dont know yet about any television plans."

"Back from USC" story by Don Hoekwater

Five-star offensive lineman Steve Schilling of Bellevue, Wash., High School has now completed his official visits. He returned from USC on Sunday, and spoke with GoBlueWolverine.com about the visit, and how he will come to his final decision. "The trip was good, we just got back," he said. "We ate a lot and I did get to see a guy that is at USC who I haven't seen since elementary school. Now I have seen all the schools and will start to narrow things down." He added that his mom and dad made the trip with him.

Schilling told GBW recently that he was planning on announcing his decision on Jan. 27. "I'm probably going to have it down to three by tomorrow or Tuesday," he said. "Then by Friday I'll have it down to two, then I plan on calling the coaches and telling them of my decision." He said he would contact the coaches of the schools he drops during the week.

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Schilling has kept his thoughts on his recruitment very close to the vest, and that hasn't changed now that he has completed his visits. "I'll get to sit down with my family and look at what each school has to offer," he said. "The visits weren't much different, but it gave me a chance to really look at each school."

The finalists for the No. 3 offensive lineman in the country according to Scout.com are USC, Michigan, Cal, and Washington.


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