Stringfellow says getting UW offer was "huge"

One of the most physically imposing wideouts on the West Coast this year promises to be Rancho Verde (Moreno Valley, Ca.) WR Demorea Stringellow and when the Huskies offered him on Wednesday he said that the offer was 'huge' and that he'd like to visit Montlake in the next few months....

"Oh man, it was great getting the offer from them," Stringfellow told "It was absolutely huge for me. They are a rising program and they put up big numbers offensively last year.

"Coach (Peter) Sirmon is the coach recruiting me for them and I called them while I was at lunch (Wednesday) and I was on the phone with coach Sirmon, coach (Steve) Sarkisian and coach (Jimmie) Dougherty and coach Sark said they liked me a lot and they were offering me."

While Stringfellow is a standout on the gridiron, he only recently started following college football.

"I didn't really start watching football until I was a freshman in high school," Stringfellow noted. "So, right now I don't know a lot about any programs, but when they offer me or they start recruiting me, that's when I find out more. I hear it from the coaches and I also hear it from my coaches and family and then I do my own research too.

"I'm learning more about the Huskies right now and from what I've seen, it's a great program and school.

"I'm trying to get up there in the spring, probably during their spring practices with my coach because I can meet with the coaches and talk about the things the school has to offer and I can be there and see it for myself."

Before the Huskies extended an offer, Arizona State, Michigan, Nebraska, Washington State and UCLA had all extended full rides and he said that two other schools could be close.

"Boise State and Florida are both getting close to offering me," Stringfellow said. "I'm also hearing from a lot more schools from all over, but those two are the next closest to offering."

At 6'3", 208 pounds and with an explosive first step, Stringfellow is the prototypical big-receiver that the Huskies and a lot of other programs are always looking for on a year-by-year basis.

"I like to be physical with the guy across from me," Stringfellow admitted. "Big, small, corner, safety, it really doesn't matter to me.

"Our offense is multiple. We use the power game, the spread and even some 'wildcat'. I usually block a lot of the time and it's something I take pride in."

Something else he does well is catch the ball, hauling in 46 receptions for 1,016 and 16 touchdowns and he said he has even bigger plans for the 2012 season.

"It's my senior season and I want to go out on top," Stringfellow said. "We won the CIF last year and we 14-0, but I want to do even better and go to state this year and have the best season I can have while helping my team to be the best it can be."

Stringfellow noted that he had hoped to make his decision early in the process, saying "as early as possible" was his timeline. However, his family and coach have counseled him to take his visits before he makes his commitment.

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