What does 11th hour Husky offer mean for Cougar verbal Joe Tryon? CF.C asked the 3-star defensive end out of Renton

JOE TRYON, the 3-star defensive end out of Renton's Hazen High who has been verbally committed to Washington State since last August, tweeted out Thursday he had been offered by Washington. With Signing Day less than four weeks away, what does the late UW charge mean for Tryon and Wazzu? CF.C asked him that, and one thing is for certain.

Tryon's Jan. 13 official visit weekend to Washington State, one week from today, will be big.

"I'm still WSU," Tryon (6-5, 230) told CF.C through direct messaging.  "I want to get out on my official visit on the 13th so I can get a good feel on the school and the community."

Historically in recruiting, an offer from the nearby Pac-12 school often has an impact on Signing Day. And so Tryon, a long d-end rated No. 23 in the West by, will be one for Cougar recruiting fans to keep an eye on.  But that also doesn't mean Cougar fans should simply assume Tryon will trade crimson and gray for purple and gold.

"The UW offer just says they want me but WSU has wanted me for a long time," said Tryon.

And that visit out on the Palouse next week for Tryon, did we mention it will be big?

"it just depends on the fit ... meaning like where I could thrive the best," said Tryon.

Tryon also holds an offer from Oregon and plans to trip to Eugene on Jan. 27, the last visit weekend before Signing Day on Feb. 1. 

Barring a midweek visit, that leaves only the Jan. 20 weekend open for an official to Washington. But Tryon has unofficially visited UW a few times and told CF.C he might not take an official trip to Montlake.

"No plans on a visit to UW," Tryon said.

NOTABLE NOTE: Tryon earned his WSU offer after attending the Cougs’ summer youth camp this past June.

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