Trip Report - Joe Tryon

2017 Hazen (Renton, Wa.) DE Joe Tryon said, after spending 48 hours up at Washington on his official visit this weekend, that he can't wait to get his college career started...

"Benning (Potoa'e) was my host and it was really cool getting to hang out with him," Tryon told "The nice thing about him is he's a local guy, so he comes from the same perspective I do and he said he played basketball and football against my high school, but I am younger, so I didn't play against him.

"It was cool just getting a feel for what it is like to be a player there and in their program and how close everyone is within the program."

A few of the highlights from Tryon's trip includes his chance to sit down with the coaches as well as the photo shoot all of the recruits got to take part in while they were on campus.

"The photo shoot was a blast," Tryon said. "We were all there together and posing and having fun with the Purple and Gold on. It was a lot of fun.

"At Novilhos (the Brazilian Steakhouse), I got a chance to spend some time with Levi (Onwuzurike) and he is a great guy. We have a lot in common and with him being from Texas, he had a lot more of a transition than a local guy like me, but he said he loves it here and the program is great.

"Sitting down with coach 'K' (Pete Kwiatkowski) was really impactful as well. We watched a lot of the Alabama/Washington game and he showed me the different lineups and we watched how he expects my position (BUCK) to be played. 

"Benning was playing that position in the game there, so it was cool watching how he plays and what they asked him to do."

As a senior this past season, Tryon was a star on both sides of the ball for Hazen, finishing with 40 tackles, six tackles-for-loss, a sack and an interception he took back for a touchdown while also hauling in 31 catches for 650 yards with 11 touchdowns as a tight end on the offensive side of the ball.

We'll have more from Tryon on Signing Day, February 1st, after he signs his Letter-of-Intent. Top Stories