DL with Pac-10 offers 'loved' WSU visit

A RISING D-LINE prospect, he holds offers from a pair of Pac-10 schools and this weekend officially visited one of them -- Washington State. Although the game itself wasn't the outcome hoped for, he said his trip to Wazzu couldn't have gone much better. "I loved it over there," he said.

Defensive end Scott Crichton (6-3, 225, 4.7) out of Tacoma's Foss High may have flown under the radar to date in terms of recruiting coverage but that's not the case with college recruiters. He holds offers from Washington State and Oregon State and a number of other schools are in the mix.

Crichton gave Washington State top marks following his official visit out to the Palouse this past weekend.

"The trip was really fun, it's just a great place," said Crichton. "I loved it over there."

CRICHTON DIDN'T TAKE long to answer when asked for an example or two of what made the trip special for him.

"It was the players," he said. "The players there are great people -- the players and the coaching staff there are all great people. I just loved the players, and they have me loving Wazzu."

Among those he made a strong connection with, Sekope Kaufusi, Gino Simone, David Gilbertson, Bernard Wolfgramm.

"And I know I'm forgetting some other guys there because it was pretty much the whole team...they're all just a great bunch of guys," said Crichton.

CRICHTON SAID HE got in some quality time with the WSU coaching staff, including a good talk with Paul Wulff this morning.

"He let me know that he wants me to come down there and really wants me on his team," said Crichton. "The atmosphere is great over there. It's a great place."

Crichton was second team All-Narrows last season for his work on the Foss d-line and has been the anchor of the Foss defense this season. He also plays tight end but said all schools are looking at him on defense at the next level, including Washington State.

Defensive stats were unavailable at press time but Crichton offensively has 25 receptions for 332 yards (54 long) with three TD's. He said he plans on taking a trip to Oregon State sometime after the season ends.

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