We had a chance to take in the Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft- Carson (Calif.) game earlier tonight and the star of the game was easily Toreador quarterback Josh Portis. The talented signal caller put on a show and will now head to the Northwest Saturday morning for his first official visit of the year.
Portis, 6-3, 185 pounds throws as good a deep ball as you’re going to see at the high school level and he hit super junior Jamere Holland three times for touchdowns and also ran for another score at Taft rolled to a 35-20 win over the defending city champions.
“I knew I had to play a great game and lead our team to a big win and that’s just what I did,” Portis said. “After the way we lost last week, we had to get a big win here and I’m just thankful we could pull it off.”
Portis won’t have long to savor the win as he’ll be taking an early flight Saturday morning and will head to Seattle.
“I’m going to Washington tomorrow and I’m really looking forward to it,” Portis said. “I wanted to take as many of my official visits on game weekends and that’s what I have planned. After Washington, I’m tripping to Utah (Sept. 25), Oregon (Oct. 2) and LSU (Oct. 16). Just like this trip, the Utah and Oregon trips will be from Saturday to Sunday because I have games on Friday. I’ll be able to leave on a Friday for the LSU visit because we have a bye that weekend.
“I’m not sure if I’ll take a 5th trip or not right now. I’m kind of just keeping it open but those four schools I have visits with right now are the ones I’m most interested in. No matter how good the visits go, I’m not going to commit until I take all four trips. All four of these schools are basically even right now and by committing early, I could make a decision before I visit the school that could be the best place for me. So I’m just looking forward to visiting Washington tomorrow with an open mind and we’re going to see how everything plays out.”