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SoCal standout gets two NW offers

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Two-way standout Hroniss Grasu (6-4, 265, 4.87) from Encino (Calif.) Crespi had an outstanding week going to camps impressing coaches and picking up offers. He picked up his first two Pac 10 offers this past weekend.
Grasu picked up offers from Washington and Washington State while camping at both Pac 10 schools from the Evergreen State. The Cougars and the Huskies join Nevada, UNLV and Wyoming by offering Grasu a scholie.
Grasu talks about his eventful weekend.
"My week was amazing," Grasu said. "I flew into Pullman on Tuesday and went to Washington State's camp both Wednesday and Thursday. I guess I did really well, because I earned an offer by the end of the camp as a defensive end.
"It was great getting an offer from Washington State," Grasu said. "I've always wanted that offer because my brother (starting placekicker Nico Grasu) goes there. It made my brother and my parents proud."
Before Grasu picked up his picked up his offer from the Cougars, he received his first Pac 10 offer after his performance at Washington's Rising Stars Camp.
"I was very surprised," Grasu said about his Washington offer. "I was speechless when Coach Sark (Steve Sarkisian) gave me that offer. It was my first Pac 10 offer and I was really excited about that. It has always been my dream to play in the Pac 10."
Grasu has also attended a few other camps during the circuit.
"I have also been to the Cal, UCLA and Oregon camps," Grasu said. "Oregon told me that they like me a lot and for me to stay patient with them.
"UCLA and Cal both told me that they like my athleticism and how my motor never stops," Grasu said. "All of the schools that I camped with told me to stay in touch with them every week and I told that I will definitely be in touch."
Grasu is being recruited as both a defensive end the position he has excelled at since his sophomore year and center, the position that the Huskies offered him at.
For the second year in a row, Grasu earned all-state honors for the class of 2010. He was also selected all-area and all-league as a junior.
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