Portis Puts decision on Hold

Much like a car shopper taking a test drive, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft QB Josh Portis wants to take a closer look. Portis was all set to make a college decision in early August, but now has moved back his timeline to see his leading school in action.

"Right now I have no decision," Josh told Dawgman.com Friday night. "I'll probably have one after September."

So what caused Josh to put the brakes on the recruiting process? "I just wanted to ride it out, see what happens with the season," he said. "I want to see how the season goes on with Washington, see how many games they win, see how good they will be. I will probably make a decision after the first few games, but it depends."

Portis went on to say that he wants to see UW play either UCLA or Oregon State first. "The atmosphere, you always want to see what it's like," he said. "That's big. Football is played with a high level of intensity, and I want to see if the football program has intensity."

He last spoke with the UW coaches three weeks ago and does not have plans right now to see any other games. "I've got plenty of options, so I'll just wait the process out," Josh said.

With double-digit offers, there's no question that Josh has fall-back opportunities if his love affair with the Dawgs goes south. But that doesn't appear to be the case right now. "They are still my favorite," he said of Washington, without hesitation.

Moving the process into his senior season might cause some logistics problems, but Portis doesn't mind. In fact, he'd love it if his season started tomorrow. "I'm ready to go," he said. "I want to play right now. I want to put up some numbers. My goal is to win a (City Section) championship."

According to Josh, Crenshaw, Carson, Dorsey appear to be the main roadblocks for a team title.

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