Tuerk Has 'Awesome Time' At UW

Santa Margarita (Ca.) Catholic OL Max Tuerk, one of the top offensive linemen on the West Coast this year, visited Washington two weeks ago and told Dawgman.com he had an "awesome time" while he was on campus...

"It was a great trip," Tuerk told Dawgman.com. "I had an awesome time there. Just the setting, the campus, the coaches and the city. It had it all."

Tuerk said he spent time watching the Husky offensive line, especially coach Dan Cozzetto, to get a feel for what he could expect should he end up committing to Washington.

"It was intense, but I loved it," Tuerk said. "He gets after them, but he was teaching them and they were soaking it up. It was fun to watch."

Tuerk, along with his parents, visited Montlake and took in the sights in and around the city.

"I'd say Washington compares with any great school and program as far as facilities and the education you get," Tuerk noted. "I've been to several schools and they are right up there at the top for me.

"The city of Seattle is beautiful and I loved just seeing all the different things that the city had to offer."

In addition to his offer from the Huskies, Tuerk also has offers from Arizona State, Oregon, Colorado, Duke, Michigan, Oregon State, San Diego State, SMU, UCLA and Virginia.

"Oregon and ASU are my most recent ones," Tuerk said. "I'm still hearing from a lot of schools so I'm just sorta talking to them and taking in all the information I can get.

"I'm not in a hurry to make my decision, but talking to my head coach, he felt like it would be good for me to make my decision before the season started so I could just focus on my senior year.

"That's probably what I will do, but I won't rush into things. I'll wait to make my decision until I'm ready, but when I do that will be it."

Tuerk said he has no plans to participate in any team camps, but would like to hit a NIKE camp if he can work one into his schedule.

"It's going to be so busy for me this summer," Tuerk said. "If I can fit it in, I'd like to take some more unofficial visits to schools, but if it doesn't work out then that's fine."

The talented offensive line prospect also noted that all of the schools recruiting him have let him know they project him outside, but he said that isn't something he will hold them to.

"Right now everyone is saying tackle, but I just want to get on the field," Tuerk said. "If that means moving inside to guard, that's fine and if that means center, I can do that too. I don't really care honestly.

"I just want to play as fast as I can and I expect the coaches I end up playing for will put me in the spot they feel I can help them most at and what will help me max out my talents."

We will continue to keep track of Tuerk as he works his way throught the recruiting process and we'll update news as it happens.

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