Tryon Is Sought After Corner

College of the Canyons (Calif.) cornerback Justin Tryon (5-10, 185), who prepped at Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft, has seen a guy he went up against in practice, USC receiver Steve Smith, make an impact at the Division I level.

Tryon is hoping to follow suit and after he finishes this season up, his sophomore year for the Cougars, he will be making that decision.

"Actually a couple guys I played with have gone on," said Tryon.   "Steve, Noah Smith (California) and Lance Broadus (Washington State), those are my boys."

Tryon ended up in the Santa Clarita area instead of at a San Fernando Valley JUCO because of track.

"The track coach called me up from Canyons first then I started talking to Coach Lyon and I ended up playing there," said Tryon.

And he has made a strong impression on Canyons as his second season there winds down.

He has 33 tackles, six deflections and three interceptions from his corner spot and took one interception back for a touchdown.

On the recruiting level, Tryon has offers from BYU and Oregon State, and has been hearing from Arizona State, Arizona, Michigan State, Nevada and Florida.

"I'm hoping for some more offers, but just being patient.  I'm not sure where I'm leaning right now.  I can't really say," Tryon said.

Tryon would like to have his decision made in the next month. 

"I'll decide in December then leave in the winter.  I'll have my A.A. in December then I can enroll and play in Spring Practice," said Tryon.

Lightly recruited as a high school senior, Tryon went the JUCO route and it appears to be paying off.

"It's a win-win situation for me," said Tryon.  "Get some classes down and play football and now, hopefully get a scholarship."


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