Washington Huskies: Isaiah Trufant
March, 13, 2013
By Mason Kelley | ESPN.com
Joe Nicholson/US PRESSWIREWashington CB Desmond Trufant shows off the sure hands that will have him joining older brothers Marcus and Isaiah as an NFL cornerback.SEATTLE -- Tucked toward the back of Washington’s athletic facilities is the Conibear Shellhouse.
The building houses the university’s student-athlete education center, a dining hall and is home to the Huskies’ crew team.
Built on the shore of Lake Washington, the facility features a scenic backdrop, a waterfront view Desmond Trufant has enjoyed throughout his four years as a cornerback at Washington.
Just days before the 22-year-old potential first-round NFL draft pick planned to participate in Washington’s March 13 pro day, Trufant settled into a metal chair on a deck at the back of the building.
Wearing a gray Nike sweatshirt and black sweatpants, Trufant talked about the highs and lows of a college career that went by in a blink. He talked about the pressure of proving he could play at the Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine. And he talked about growing up with two older brothers who paved a path for him to become the person and player he is today.