Mike Leach offers 4-star offensive tackle

FOUR STAR offensive tackle Riley Sorenson from Santa Margarita, Calif. had a great conversation with Washington State coach Mike Leach recently -- and an offer from WSU made it that much more exciting.

"I talked to Mike Leach on Thursday night and he offered me," said Riley Sorenson. "I was surprised at first because they are a big program, but I am really excited about it."

Sorenson discussed what made him so excited about his offer from the Cougs.

"They are an up and coming program, which would be a cool thing to be apart of," explained Sorenson. "I have been to the state of Washington before and I really liked it. It is very different than California, which is kind of cool. It's always interesting to experience something new."

In Sorenson's phone conversation with Leach, he found out about the new direction of their football program.

"Coach Leach emphasized that they are working on rebuilding the program from the ground up and I big part of how they are doing that is by trying to get a bunch of great o-lineman," explained Sorenson. "He said he thought I would fit into their program quite well."

SORENSEN SPENT HIS Sunday at USC, for their Junior Day festivities. He has not yet received an offer from the Trojans, but now has offers from Washington, Washington State, and SMU.

"It was a great experience. It was also fun being their along with several of my teammates, Johnny Stanton, Dane Crane, River Cracraft, and Conner O'Brian," said Sorenson.

While on campus, Sorenson had a chance to preview the way the Trojans play football.

"They first talked to us about eligibility requirements, then we had individual offensive and defensive meetings. Then the staff talked about how they handle business and how they go about practice," explained Sorenson. "USC actually runs things very similarly to the way we do at Santa Margarita. Everything is fast pace and you get a lot of reps in practice, which is good."

On Sunday, Sorenson toured the facilities and had a chance to meet some of the other recruits.

"They were a lot recruits on campus this weekend. I would say about 100, plus lots of family members," said Sorenson. "We also got to preview their new athletic building, which will be pretty cool."

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