Savannah Down to Three

If you were making a list of the top senior football players in the state of Washington, Bellevue LB E.J. Savannah would be near the top. The tackling machine from the eastside spoke with early this afternoon to discuss his official visit to Washington and how recruiting is going.

"(Washington) was my last one," Savannah said of his visit to Montlake. "Now I just have to sit down with my mom and my coaches and see what I'm thinking and discuss what my options are."

Savannah, along with all the other recruits, attended last night's UW/Oregon State basketball game and his host, LB Trenton Tuiasosopo, showed him a good time.

"He seemed like a really good guy," Savannah said of the freshman linebacker "He seems like one of those guys that if he was your friend he would stick by you. He seemed like a really good guy to play alongside."

On his visit Savannah met with linebackers coach Chris Tormey, who has really been tearing it up on the recruiting circuit, as well as head coach Tyrone Willingham.

"Coach Tormey said that he was being selfish but that he just really wanted to coach me.

"(Willingham) said in order to get this place started right, that they need some more great players," Savannah said sounding impressed with the new head coach. "When he speaks to you he looks right through to your soul. He's just really astute."

Another recruit that Savannah met on his trip is Bakersfield JC DT Ismail Abdunafi.

"He's real cool. He and I were hanging out, just relaxing together and chilling out," Savannah continued. "He said he had a really good trip up here."

So now with all of his trips taken Savannah has a decision to make and when he was asked if he had to make a decision today Savannah paused and said:

"I couldn't tell you, because I just don't know."

Savannah said that his final choice will come down to UW, Oregon, or Arizona State.

One player's decision that might make a difference for Savannah is fellow Bellevue teammate RB J.R. Hasty, who was on an official trip to Penn State this weekend.

"(Hasty's decision) would make me think twice about where I wanted to go, because from the beginning we have always said we wanted to go to school together if it was possible." Top Stories