The matchup nightmare for opposing Washington defenses in 2016 is back, and hungrier than ever, preparing for another dominating season.
Tristian Kwon did not go easy on the opposition on special teams or while playing defense either last year, all adding up to a bunch of restless nights, once again, for teams squaring off against Lincoln High School in 2017. There was seemingly little Kwon could not do on the field during his junior year. Playing safety, he racked up 23 stops, 14 solo, with two tackles for a loss, one pass defended, and one fumble recovery. His athleticism was truly showcased on special teams taking eight kicks back for 212 yards, with a long of 70-yards, and flipped field position on punt return taking four the other way for 116 yards with a score. Despite all the highlights on defense and special teams, lining up at tailback might have been where Kwon shinned best. He amassed 1,672 yards off 208 totes with 16 trips to the end zone. Proving to be an all-purpose back, he pulled in 12 passes for 231 yards with another score posted through 12 games played.
To say that Kwon is a natural playmaker on the field is a hand on the Bible proclamation. The 6-1, 180 pound, talent was a driving force pushing the Abes to a 9-3 record in 2016 pulling the spotlight to the Tacoma school earning first team All-League at running back and kick returner, first team All-City, and second team All-Area honors. On July 28, a prayer was answered for Kwon after all his hard work receiving his first college offer from Georgetown wowing the Hoyas staff during a camp. Interest is building with Washington, Fresno State, Montana, Cornell, Yale, Penn, Utah, and San Jose State, among others, ready to see his early season highlight reel.
In a Recruiting News Guru exclusive interview, I sat down with Kwon after he completed his college camp circuit and ahead of his senior season to get the inside scoop on his recruitment and off-season workouts...
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