Trip report: Andre Crenshaw

Visitors keep raving about their visits with Washington Huskies head coach Tyrone Willingham and Antelope Valley (Lancaster, Ca.) ATH Andre Crenshaw is no different. He visited Washington this weekend and spoke about his trip and how close he is to making a decision.

"It went great," an enthusiastic Crenshaw told "Chris Stevens was my host and actually when you get down there you don't just have one host, you hang out with just about everybody. I had a good time. It rained a little bit, but that didn't bother me. The facilities were great and the coaches were great too."

Stevens showed Crenshaw a good time and he also mentioned to him how the youngster from southern California can earn himself some early playing time.

"(Stevens) talked about that a little bit with me," Crenshaw said. "He said he just came in and worked hard and did what the coaches asked of him and he got some playing time."

Crenshaw said he was impressed by several things including the facilities and Husky Stadium, but two things really stuck out in his mind.

"I would have to say one would have to be the team," Crenshaw said, "and how they are like a family. A lot of the nights it wasn't just the recruits and their hosts. It was the team and a lot of the players hanging out together. That stood out a lot to me.

"My number one thing would have to be meeting coach Willingham. He's done so many things with so many programs. He makes the program what it needs to be. He's outstanding. He's so down to earth and he's a good people person. He's able to relate to people on all aspects and he makes it easy to talk to him about a lot of things."

Crenshaw didn't make a commitment on his trip, but did say things are getting down to crunch time.

"I told them that I would probably take two more trips," Crenshaw said noting he has scheduled visits with Oregon and Arizona State coming up. "I would like to take all of them, but it's getting down to the nitty-gritty and I really do need to make a decision on a place I really want to be at.

"(The Washington coaches) told me they've got limited spots, but I feel if God decides for me to go to Washington then a spot would still be around."

Washington and Oregon hold the top two spots for Crenshaw at this point, but Arizona State and Oregon State are nipping at their heels for the playmaker from Lancaster.

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