WSU in top 5 for three-star CB Trey Udoffia

IT WAS after a satellite camp in California that Washington State extended an offer to two-way standout Trey Udoffia. And WSU area recruiter Graham Harrell has been working overtime on his recruitment and his efforts have paid off. Over the weekend, Udoffia announced a top five which included WSU. CF.C spoke with him about his interest in the Cougs, his time frame for a decision and more.

“I got my offer from Washington State about three weeks ago,” Udoffia (pictured above) told CF.C late Monday night. “I went to a camp of theirs down in Burbank, Calif., and I got the offer from them about two days later.”

Udoffia, out of Loomis, Calif., is rated three stars by, the No. 23 wide receiver in California and was named first team all-Sierra Foothill League as a junior for his work at receiver. However, the Washington State coaches like the Del Oro High product on the other side of the ball.

“They’re recruiting me as a defensive back, specifically a cornerback,” Udoffia said. “The coaches have told me that they like my speed and my footwork. I’m good at tracking down the ball.

“It doesn’t matter to me where I play in college. I think I’m built as a DB, though, because I’m not as tall as some college receivers. I think I’m built to play cornerback.”

Udoffia checks in at 6-0, 170-pounds.

AND ONE COACH who has been on him over the last three weeks is Harrell, says Udoffia. The WSU outside receivers coach is Udoffia’s area recruiter and the two have developed a strong bond already.

“We’ve talked almost every day,” Udoffia said. “We have a good relationship going. He hasn’t told me a whole lot about the program yet, but he’s preached how they’re a team on the rise and things are looking great for the future. I have a friend committed there who is also on me.”

That friend Udoffia mentioned above is three-star quarterback Ian Book, WSU’s first verbal commit for the 2016 class.

“Oh man, he tells me about WSU all the time,” Udoffia said of Book. “I get all my information from him. We’re on the same 7-on-7 team and he comes over to hang out quite a bit.

“Whenever I’m with Ian, he’s talking to me about the Cougs. I like the idea of playing with him a lot, but at the same time when I make my college decision, it will be because of how I think I fit with a school.”

UDOFFIA CURRENTLY HAS a top five of WSU, Colorado, San Diego State, UNLV and San Jose State.

“With WSU, I like that they’re in the Pac-12 and they’re a team trying to rebuild. I like their underdog mentality.

“I’m working on setting up a visit to check out the campus. I’m hoping to do that in the new few weeks.”

He added that a final decision could be coming in the near future.

“I’m hoping to commit to a school sometime in August,” Udoffia said. “I’ve been to San Jose State because it’s local, but I haven’t seen any of the other schools. I’m hoping to visit each school before I commit.

“Realistically I won’t be able to visit every school on my top five, but I’m going to try my best.”

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