Dawgs Lead the Pack for George

<b>Trestin George</b> is a 5-9, 180-pound running back/defensive back from Oakland, California and attends Saint Mary's High School, and while he didn't exactly chop down a cherry tree, George still has a fairly stong attachment to the word Washington. In fact, when it comes to schools that he can see himself going to, the Pac-10 school located in Seattle is the odds-on choice to earn Trestin's LOI.

"My leader is Washington," George told Dawgman.com. "I like it up there. My aunt is an alumnus of U-Dub and she tells me that the business school up there is good. I also think I have an advantage playing in the rain. I love playing in the rain."

George recently relocated to a new place, and just like the opposition on the football field the schools have been slow to catch up with him. "Well, Washington found me, and USC got my new number," he said. "Oregon hasn't called at home but they get in touch with me at school."

While it sounds like the Trojans have the digits, they haven't been talking to George. "I haven't heard from USC in a while, but I hear from Washington a lot and Oregon State a lot," said Trestin. "I also hear from Oregon, San Jose State and Fresno (State) too. I'm waiting to find out who the coach is at San Diego State. I think they could be a good option. Their runner, Larry Ned, is leaving."

Trestin has offers from Oregon State, Washington and Fresno State. George is taking his ACT test next weekend, so he tentatively has Washington rescheduled for the weekend of January 4th. He'll be going to Oregon State the weekend after that. He wants to set up visits to Oregon and San Diego State and has plans to visit San Jose State unofficially.

Tim Hundley is the coach recruiting Trestin for the Huskies. "He talked to me about school and the things that I need to prepare for to get to college," George said of his last conversation with the Dawg Defensive Coordinator. "He's a cool guy, and we've gotten to know each other on a personal level. Mostly we just chat."

As far as the recruiting process, George has a plan and it doesn't include an early commitment. "I want to take all my trips and weigh all my options," he said. "I don't want to close any doors right now."

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