Cougs offer smooth Cali playmaker

AT FIRST, at around 6-feet and 180 pounds, he might not really jump out at you -- were you to just spot him out walking across the field on a Friday night. But once the ball is snapped, he becomes the smoothest guy out there, elusive, quick and downright electric. And this week, as the May Evaluation period came to a close, he picked up an offer from Washington State.

Tyler Trosin (5-11.5, 180, 4.55) change positions at the start of his junior season, from running back to wide receiver. He proceeded to become his league's co-offensive player of the year on offense and led the area in most categories.

But it was the way he did it that stood out...

Trosin (5-11.5, 180) said Washington State, along with most other schools recruiting him, like him as a slot receiver.

Cougar assistant Jody Sears is running the recruiting point for Wazzu.

"WSU said they think I'm a player, they like what I do with the ball," said Trosin, out of Folsom, Calif., a suburb of Sacramento. "I like the guy who is recruiting me. I think it would be a good choice to go there. I probably would have the opportunity to earn playing time early."

TROSIN WAS officially credited with 81 catches for 1,446 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2009. Among his accolades, he was named the Delta River League's co-offensive player of the year as a junior, and was also a first team All-Sac-Joaquin Section and All-Metro pick.

He has a busy June planned. It's not set in stone yet but he hopes to get up to Washington State for an unofficial visit late in the month, along with the other Northwest Pac-10 schools. Other stops include a Folsom High camp in Berkeley June 18-20, a 7-on-7 camp in Arizona this weekend and a stop off at ASU and UA.

DISTANCE, SAID TROSIN, is not a factor, and he can "easily" see himself headed out of state. In addition to the offer by the Cougs, Trosin has was offered by ASU on the same day and is seeing varying shades of interest from UCLA, Arizona, Oregon and Oregon State.

"I'll probably decide during the season. I love the offers I've gotten, though I want to keep my options open."

Trosin also said he's focused most on his upcoming senior season, one that includes one of the biggest openers in years in the Sacramento area -- between Folsom and Grant in the last week of August.

In a national preseason poll, Grant was tabbed the No. 5 high school team in the land by maxpreps. The Sacramento Bee says were it any other year, Folsom would rank No. 1, ahead of Grant and everyone else, in local preseason polls.

"That," said Trosin, "should be a good game."

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