DL Chris Solomona Update

Chris Solomona is getting excited to start his second season at El Camino JC on the defensive line. Their season begins Saturday when they take on Hancock, a very strong team.

"They are good but we'll get them. I'm hoping we win state this year," said Solomona, a 6-4 285 pound defensive end.

Recruiters are pounding down Solomona's door right now. "Kansas State, Arizona, South Carolina all called this week. My first call came from Coach Tom Williams at Washington. He and Coach Neuheisel wanted to know how I was doing academically and on the field," said Solomona, who reports that he is right on schedule in both departments.

"Everything is going well for me."

Solomona found it a little strange talking with the coach he had given a verbal commit to last year out of high school. "It was different. I felt more comfortable talking with him as opposed to when I was in high school. He told me to be very serious about my schoolwork. I heard about what happened to Francisco Tipoti over the summer and how he has to grayshirt and not play this year," said Solomona.

"Neuheisel is excited for me to head up there."

Solomona now has scholarship offers from Arizona, Kansas State, Oregon, Arizona State, and South Carolina to go with his offer from Washington.

"Washington is my leader, without a doubt. I will take other trips but Washington will be my last visit. I set up a visit with Arizona on 12/2 and for Kansas State in mid-December, but before the deadline for taking trips comes I'll make sure to visit Washington again," said Solomona.

The last time he visited Washington, Derrick Johnson and Zach Tuiasosopo were on the same trip as fellow recruits.

"I thought Derrick was going to redshirt. When I saw him in the Rose Bowl I was proud of him," said Solomona. "He's a great player."

"I'm looking forward to my season as well as Washington's. Hopefully we'll win our state JC title and Washington will get back to the Rose Bowl."

If ever there was the definition of a HEAVY lean, Solomona is it, and he's leaning to Washington big time.

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