Tryon Is Happy To Be A Dawg

Even though he had been committed to another school for over nearly five months, Hazen (Renton, Wa.) DE Joe Tryon had his eyes on an offer from the local school and his patience paid off late last week when he received an offer from Washington and it didn't take long for him to switch up his commitment and become a Dawg...

"It was definitely exciting when Washington offered," Tryon told Dawgman. "They evaluated me and looked at everything on me and my senior film and they said they liked it and that's why they offered.

"I told coach (Chris) Peterson that the dawgs were at the top of my list, but he told me to go home and sleep on it, so I did that and then the next day I called Washington State and decommitted and then my next call was to coach 'K' (Pete Kwiatkowski) and I told him I wanted to commit and I was sure I was 100% committed.

"He was really excited and then he handed the phone to coach Petersen and he was fired up when I told him I wanted to be a Dawg. He said he can't wait to get me up there for my official visit next weekend."

Tryon has been an interested observer of the Husky football program for quite some time and he said one player he has kept an eye on was former Husky BUCK Travis Feeney.

"I think my game is a lot like his," Tryon noted. "Obviously, I am bigger than him and he's really fast, but I think I can do some of the same things he did, so that's a comparison I like."

At 6'5" and tipping the scales at very close to 240 pounds, Tryon is an intriguing player who won the Fastest Man at the Dirt Dawg camp this past summer.

"They are projecting me as a BUCK and they plan on developing me there, but they also said a lot of that depends on how big I get because they said they could see me with my hand in the ground if I get too big to play BUCK."

We'll have more from Tryon after his official visit next weekend.

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