Catching Up With '15 Signee Bryce Sterk

Dawgman.com recently caught up with Lynden (Wa.) DL Bryce Sterk to find out how his offseason has been going as he prepares to enroll at Washington this summer...



At 6'4" and 230 pounds, Sterk isn't your typical hurdler, but you have to realize, that Sterk isn't a typical athlete either.

"My best time this year so far is 41.34 in the 300 hurdles," Sterk said when asked about how his spring has gone thus far. "I'm not real happy with that time, but my times have been coming down almost every event that I've done, so I'm hoping to get it down to a sub-39 (second).

"If I do that I'll be happy."

Because Sterk has been so active this spring, he hasn't been able to put on weight, but he said he knows that will likely happen once he gets to Montlake.

"I talk to coach (Chris) Petersen and coach (Jeff) Choate pretty often," Sterk noted. "I just keep up with them on things and how I am doing.

"They still see me as a BUCK and that's what I am planning on, but I guess it all depends on if I grow or if I eat my way into playing (as a true) defensive end or not."

Sterk spent time at one of the Husky scrimmages this past month and said it was good to watch the players who are currently playing the position he hopes to play.

"I watched Joe Mathis and the other guys a lot and honestly, it's basically the same position I have played, so I think it will be a pretty easy transition for me," Sterk said. "I mean, not that it will be easy, I will have a lot to work on and learn and stuff like that, but as far as what they are asking me to do, I've already pretty much been doing it, so it won't be all new to me."

While at Montlake, Sterk also got a chance to catch up with some of his classmates.

"I got to spend time with Jusstis Warren and Trey Adams. Quinten Pounds was up for practice, Henry Roberts was there and so was Austin Joyner, so we got to catch up with each other and watch practice together," Sterk noted.

Sterk was a key player for Lynden which boasted a 32-game winning streak from his junior through senior seasons. Sterk totaled 147 tackles and 10 sacks and was named the Northwest Conference 2A/3A MVP as well as Bellingham Herald's All-Whatcom County Player of the Year as a senior.

Sterk and the rest of 2015 recruiting class will enroll at Washington for the LEAP program the last week of June.


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