Radovich not swayed by bad Dawgs

Drew Radovich is a 6-4, 275-pound lineman from Mission Viejo, California and Drew was one of many high school and junior college recruits that went to the LA Coliseum to see the USC Trojans throttle Washington 41-21. While many would think that would put a negative impression of the Huskies in Drew's mind, he's not talking that way.

"Yeah, I went to see Washington play USC," Radovich told Dawgman.com tonight. "They lost but I thought they were going to come back." His frame of mind toward UW hasn't been altered by their poor performance. "Not at all. Every team is going to lose games. It's not like, 'They lost so they are out of the picture'. Not at all."

In fact, even though Radovich was on the other side, he did spot Husky OL Coach Brent Myers. "Actually when we were down on the field watching the players do warmups, I saw Coach Myers and kind of signaled to him, just to say hello," Drew said.

Drew is a veteran when it comes to games in the Coliseum, and he mentioned that the Trojans were a little more juiced than normal to get the 'W' from the Dawgs. "You could tell it was a little different," he said. "I mean, they beat Washington, so it was a big deal. I go to all the USC games, but you could tell they were more ready to go for that one."

While he knows that teams can lose from time to time, Radovich hasn't experienced it of late. Right now the Mission Viejo Diablos are currently riding a 20-game winning streak, beating El Toro Friday night 37-0. "Ever since this hype has been made about me, it's like everyone is out to get me," Drew said about the competition. "I mean, their guys were out before the game and I could hear them saying 'Kill 60!'. So on the first play I took my guy 15 yards downfield and then put him on his back. I was like, 'How many more plays we have? 60? Alright, let's go.'"

And the toughest guy he's gone up against so far? Lo and behold, it's another Washington recruiting target. "I'd say Brandon Mebane from Crenshaw," he said. "He slanted on every play, so he kind of took himself out of a lot of plays but he's good."

Drew gave us a quick recruiting update. "I've got a plan," he said when asked about official visit dates. "I'm going to take two trips in January and two in December. That's how I'm going to do it. I'll set up the trips after the season is over."

USC, UCLA, Colorado and Washington continue to be his top four.

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