August 4, 2008
Siddoway Considering Washington
Eugene (OR) South Eugene offensive tackle Charles Siddoway is one of the top prospects in the Northwest, and he has an offer list to back it up. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound behemoth, who is rated the second best prospect in Oregon and the 35th best offensive tackle in the nation, has offers from the likes of Washington, California, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, and Boise State.
And while those offers are common for an elite West Coast prospect to have, an Alabama one is not. The Crimson Tide recently extended an offer to Siddoway last month while at their camp.
"A little bit," responded Siddoway when asked if the Alabama offer came as a surprise. "They called my coach and asked if I would come down to the camp. I figured if I worked hard and did well enough, I would probably be able to earn an offer down there."
Siddoway participated in the Hillsboro SPARQ Football Combine in June, where he shined to say the least. Siddoway put up a SPARQ rating of 93.75, good for fifth best amongst all offensive linemen that have participated in a SPARQ Combine nationwide this year.
"I tested pretty well," said Siddoway. "I got a SPARQ rating of 93.75. I think it was pretty good - one of the top ten overall."
Siddoway also participated in the Palo Alto NIKE Camp.
"I didn't get any individual awards, but it went pretty well though," expressed Siddoway. "I won most of my one-on-one's and everything, so that went pretty well."
Siddoway noted that his top four schools consist of Alabama, California, Oregon and UCLA, none of which hold an advantage over the others.
"The top four, who have offered, are Oregon, Cal, UCLA and Alabama," explained Siddoway. "I wouldn't say I have a top school - not a definite number one. They're all pretty even right now."
Siddoway remains interested in Washington, but has yet to form a solid relationship with the Husky coaches - something that is very important to the three-star prospect.
"I haven't really gotten a chance to talk with their coaches much, so I don't know," expressed Siddoway. "It's kind of a big piece to it. I'd like to get to know the coaches better, but I haven't gotten a chance to talk to them much, so it's kind of hard."
Siddoway, who transferred to South Eugene High School after winning the 4A Oregon state championship with Marist Catholic High School last season, will team up with Oregon's top player, Boseko Lokombo, in hopes of improving an Axemen squad that finished 4-5 in 2007. Lokombo is considered the 24th best outside linebacker in the nation, and while he has yet to receiver an offer from Washington, Lokombo is being recruited heavily by the Huskies.
"South Eugene is supposed to have a pretty good season this year," explained Siddoway. "We've got some pretty good players on our team."
Siddoway was invited to the Huskies' Senior Day this past weekend, but was unable to attend. However, he stated that he will more than likely make a trip to Montlake sometime soon.
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