Trip Report - Cameron Artis-Payne

One of the top JUCO tailbacks in the country, Allan Hancock RB Cameron Artis-Payne, was in Seattle the past few days to visit the University of Washington and told Dawgman.com that his visit gave him "a lot to think about" and he also spoke about his timeline for making a decision...

"It was a good time up there," Artis-Payne told Dawgman.com. "I got to see the campus and the stadium and the city. James Johnson was my host up there. He was really cool and showed me around. We got to know each other pretty well and he answered a lot of my questions."

What questions were those?

"Stuff like what it is like being an athlete there and what the coaches demand from you and what you can do with your time there," Artis-Payne said. "I felt like it was a really good look at what it is like to be a Washington player and a student too.

"It was really great to see the stadium and what it is going to be like there. That was probably the biggest highlight of my trip there. That stadium is going to be sick when it's all done and I'd get to play there in their first game next year when it opens."

Overall, Washington had some ground to make up on Utah which had offered him earlier in the process and was a school he had visited back in September.

"The trip was great and it gave me a lot to think about," Artis-Payne admitted. "I sorta thought I knew what I wanted to do, but now I don't and I have a lot to think about.

"They both have great programs and I really felt at home on both of my visits. I got to see how I would fit in each of the offenses and I think I could do great in either one honestly.

"I sat down with coach (Joel) Thomas for a while and we watched film of their offense and some of it really reminded me of our offense. I liked it a lot and I think I'd fit in well in that offense."

Artis-Payne said he plans to sit down with his coaches and family and will make a decision "within the next three or four weeks".

So far this season, in six games, Artis-Payne has racked up 1,116 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground while helping to lead the Bulldogs to a 4-2 record.

He is on pace to graduate in December and will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.a

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