3-star Renton DE Joe Tryon talks to CF.C before this weekend's unofficial to WSU

HE’S RATED THREE STARS but has flown under the recruiting radar for many Washington State fans -- even though he picked a WSU offer after the Cougs’ summer youth camp this June. He’ll be in Pullman Friday for an unofficial visit and the guess here is CougFans will know a whole lot more about Renton’s Joe Tryon come fall -- for two reasons.

Speed and length.

Tryon checks in at 6-5, 230 pounds and has both quicks and a healthy wingspan.



WSU area recruiter and special teams coach Eric Mele is running the point on Tryon.

“I liked how he pushed for this visit, how he wanted me to get out there,” said Tryon. “I just want to explore the whole campus, see what they have to offer, see the facilities.”

TRYON HOLDS OFFERS from Washington State and EWU, with Oregon and UW lurking.  This weekend will mark his second visit to Pullman in two months after attending WSU’s camp the first week of June. 

“The first time I went there they offered me and it was like, Oh wow!’” said Tryon. 

TRYON PREPS at Hazen High but figures to get more exposure this season.  After going 3-7 last year in the Seamount League, the Highlanders are moving up to Class 4A to join the revived 16-team North Puget Sound League this fall. 

Tryon, though, is already well known to Scout.com, they rank him the No. 25 d-end prospect in the West.

TRYON EARNED first-team all-league defensive end honors as a junior, with 82 tackles and four sacks.  He said Washington State is recruiting him an “outside linebacker / pass-rush DE-type.”

Tryon said he plans on taking his time and exploring his options before making his commitment.

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