Calabasas (Ca.) QB Tristan Gebbia took a visit to UW the day before he arrived in Las Vegas for the Pylon 7v7 tournament

2017 Calabasas (Ca.) QB Tristan Gebbia has added plenty of frequent flyer miles over the past couple of weeks and he recently recapped his travels with Scout.com's Greg Biggins while giving Dawgman.com a more in-depth look at his visit to Montlake...

"I had already been up there before when they played Utah," Gebbia told Dawgman.com shortly before taking the field on the first day of the Pylon 7v7 Tournament in Las Vegas. "It was a great experience back last fall, getting to see the gameday atmosphere and the stadium and all of the stuff that goes into that, so this was a chance to see the facilities and the campus and also to meet with the coaches.

"The setting of the campus there is amazing. I got to walk through that area with the cherry trees that are in the shape of a 'W' and see the campus. It's beautiful there."

During his time on campus, Gebbia met with offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith.

"Coach Smith and I got a chance to watch some film and he ran through the offense and what they like to do," Gebbia noted. "They actually do a really good job with their quarterbacks and get them ready for the next level and preparing them to do really well in that system."

Gebbia has a connection on the Husky roster, Isaiah Renfro, although the two aren't close. While in the Pacific Northwest, Gebbia also saw Washington State and met with Cougars head coach Mike Leach.

"They throw the ball 60 times a game, so it's definitely a quarterback-friendly offense," Gebbia said. "If you are a quarterback with them, you are going to put up some ridiculous numbers."

As he mentioned to Biggins, Gebbia has already visited West Viriginia, Utah and Ole Miss, the school where his father played tight end in the late 80s and his mother also attended, and he'll head back to Oxford, Mississippi and out to see South Carolina at the end of the month during his spring vacation.

While those trips are a few weeks away, Nebraska is next on Gebbia's schedule.

"Nebraska is my next trip," Gebbia said. "I'll head out there on Monday to meet with the coaches again. I've been there three times already, so I am already pretty familiar with that place."

Gebbia said he plans to make a decision in the summer, but he admitted that his decision could come earlier or later, depending on when he knows where he wants to go.

"I'm still thinking summer, but, honestly, I won't drag it out if I know where I want to go," Gebbia admitted. "Whenever I know, I'll call the coaches and tell them my decision and be done. I won't hurry my decision, but I'm not going to wait either. I'll just commit to the school when I know I have found the right fit for me."

What will make the difference in his decision?

"I want to find the right place and it has to have that family feel," Gebbia said. "I want to have a good bond with the coaches and the players and feel like I'm at home and part of a family.

"I also am big on education, so I want to make sure that the school is good and has a good reputation as well."

As a junior last season, Gebbia completed nearly 63% of his passes for 4,435 yards, 45 touchdowns and nine interceptions while leading his team to a 13-2 record and a run to the CIF Division II-A semi-finals.


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