Wednesday, January 16, 2013
2014 OL Streuli looks to add interest
By Mason Kelley
Chandler Streuli (Enumclaw, Wash./Enumclaw) couldn’t wait for the one-on-one matchups.
The 6-foot-3, 294-pound offensive lineman was at a Barton Football Academy workout and his favorite session was about to begin.
“I just love the competition,” the junior said. “It’s you versus someone else and, being a tackle, I’m on an island, so it’s always me versus someone else. That’s fun.”
The game grabbed him at an early age. Now he is working to play as long as he can.
He plans to attend training sessions, camps and combines in order to give himself the best opportunity to continue his career at the Division I level.
So far, Oregon is the only program that has expressed interest. Streuli attended a camp in Eugene, Ore., before his sophomore year and, at the end of that season, one of the recruiters from the program stopped by Streuli’s high school.
He returned to the camp as a junior and caught the attention of offensive line coach Steve Greatwood.
“We just kind of kept in contact at that point,” Streuli said.
When asked if there is a specific program he would like to play for, Streuli mentioned Stanford, because of the program’s academic reputation and success on the field.
But, at this point, he is looking forward to earning his first scholarship offer, regardless of where it comes from.
“I just want to play college ball and get a good education,” he said.
When asked about what it would be like to attend Washington or Washington State, he said his family is full of Cougars, but that wouldn’t keep him from playing for the Huskies.
“If UW says, ‘Hey, we want you to play and we’ll give you a full ride,’ I guess I’m going to have to wear my crimson and gray under purple and gold,” Streuli said. “Wazzu would be fun. UW would be cool to go to, because I’ve heard that’s a really good school.”