Offensive tackle Carson York (6-5, 270, 5.2) from Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Lake City is rapidly becoming one of the hottest prospects from the Northwest for the class of 2007. He received his first offer Washington State around NLI and the talented offensive lineman has been on a hot streak ever since.
It is saying something when someone from the Gem State of Idaho is for one of the West's best offensive line prospects. Idaho isn't a destination spot for D-I colleges.
This season however, York is putting the state front and center for western D-I colleges.
Rivals.com has already reported York's offers from Washington State and Oregon, now he has another offer from Oregon State.
The Washington Huskies are also in the mix and are recruiting York hard. He was invited and attended Washington's junior day this past weekend.
"Washington's junior day was good," York said. "They hadn't watched my tape yet so they didn't offer. If they offer I will take another unofficial visit to Washington."
"Arizona State and Stanford are calling my coach," York said. "Arizona State wants some game film before they make a move and Stanford wants a transcript. I'm going down to check out the Oregon schools the weekend of the March 18th."
York is leaving nothing to chance as he is going through a rigorous off-season training and doing everything he can to get himself for his senior season.
"At my sports training facility, I recently set the leg press record," York said. "The machine goes up to 600 pounds and I set the record by repping it 11 times. I was the only the second one to even get 600 pounds on the leg press machine."
"On the treadmill you get your name on a board as being a member of the cheetah club which means you ran 20 miles an hour on the treadmill," York said. "The fastest ever is 21 mph and I almost got 20, but couldn't maintain it for six seconds."
"The cheetah club is all receivers' and track kids," York said. "I would have been the first lineman and without a doubt the biggest."
"All of the trainers were impressed I could run 19 mph at 270-pounds," York said. "The guy who runs the training facility has connections on in the east and sent my tape to Northwestern and Vanderbilt. He said that both schools like what they saw and will be in touch with my coach shortly."
On the gridiron, York was a second-team all-league and second-team all-area performer as a junior, but the interesting thing is he was the only underclassman to be honored on either team.
In the classroom, York carries a 3.91 GPA and was among the top 12 per cent on the Country on the PSAT.