Northwest ATH w/ Cougar offer plans WSU visit

WITH AN OFFER from Washington State in his back pocket, a Portland-area athlete who could play a variety of positions at the next level, including h-back or linebacker, will take an unofficial trip to the Palouse to get an up- close look at the Cougar football program.

Will Storey (6-2, 210) stars at Lake Oswego High, the same school that produced Cougar safety Jay Matthews. He'll be up to visit Matthews before the summer ends while on a fact finding mission to Washington State.

"I'm going to go up and visit them, visit (Jay Matthews) and see what they're all about. And I might try and go watch one of their summer workouts," said Storey.

Storey was offered by Washington State back in early May and has since picked up his second offer from Portland State.

STOREY SAID HE doesn't plan on making a verbal commitment anytime soon.

"I'm thinking sometime during the football season probably, maybe right after it. I don't think I would verbal anytime before that," said Storey.

UW AND OREGON STATE are the two other Pac-10 schools who have been showing him the most love. Storey said UW has been recruiting him hard over the past month-plus.

"They haven't offered me, I think they want to see more about what's going to go with me this season," said Storey. "I'm doing a lot more stuff at my high school on offense this season compared to last year so I think they want to see the senior season stuff while keeping in contact."

"With Washington State, the contact has been pretty (steady). I went to the Jason Gesser camp and that went really well, I played linebacker there."

OSU, like Washington, is taking a wait and see approach on Storey's senior season, he said.

"I went down to their camp in Corvallis and I talk to them every now and then," said Storey. "It went really well. I went down there as a receiver."

"I talked to coach (Mike) Riley and coach (Jay) Locey and they said I was a playmaker. I think with them they're also going to wait until the season to see me at more outside linebacker/strong safety and see how I do there this season."

Will Storey profile

STOREY WAS NAMED first team all-6A last year for his work as a linebacker but he might play offense at the next level. He said the Cougs are talking to him about a variety of possibilities, including h-back (a hybrid of the tight end and fullback positions). "He's got phenomenal hands catching the ball," says Lake Oswego coach Steve Coury. "And then he's very good with the ball in his hands...I'm not sure at the next level, whether he's a safety or outside backer or h-back or what he might be."

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