Trip Report - Tristan Vizcaino

Damien (La Verne, Ca.) K Tristan Vizcaino has been committed to Washington State since the summer, but over the weekend, he was in Seattle to take a visit to Washington. Where do things stand as far as his commitment to the Cougars is concerned? Read on to find out...

"I had a really great visit up there," Vizcaino told shortly after returning home. "I was supposed to visit back on December 6th, but then coach (Steve) Sarkisian left and it sorta all fell off and I didn't know what was up.

"Then, up until recently, I hadn't talked to the new staff, but then two weeks ago, I got a call from coach (Jeff) Choate and he said he was the new special teams coach and that he really liked what I could do."

Washington's top kicker and kickoff man, and punter for that matter, the past two seasons has been Travis Coons, but he used up his eligibility, so the Huskies are looking for someone to come in and challenge for playing time at all three spots.

"They want me to come in and be ready to take on all three spots, so that is really challenging, but it's really great to know they think that much of you," Vizcaino said. "I've got a really tough decision to make over the next few days."

As far as his commitment to Washington State, Vizcaino said he's not really sure where he stands, but that he will choose between the Huskies and Cougars.

"They are both great staffs and great programs," Vizcaino noted. "I really like both of them, but I also have to choose one, so I will be making my decision over the next couple of days and I will let the coaches know and that will be that."

Per Chris Sailer, the preeminent kicking coach in the country, "Tristan is a very talented kicker. He has a huge leg and hits a great ball. Field goals are near the top of his class. Kickoffs are outstanding and he also shows tremendous punting potential. Tristan is a hard worker who is improving at an exceptional rate."

We will have an update on Vizcaino later this week when he gets close to making his decision.

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