Kearsley Recaps Washington

Brayden Kearsley

Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha offensive lineman Brayden Kearsley breaks down his official visit to Washington this past weekend and ranks his final four schools…

The work doesn't ever end for Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha offensive lineman Brayden Kearsley, but it was a little tougher Monday after an official visit to Washington this weekend.

"I just got done doing some technique work," said Kearsley. "I am out of shape from all that food they fed me (laugh)."

"I think I ate over $100 worth of king crab legs," said Kearsley. "We ate at the Crab Pot, Space Needle, Frontier Room, went bowling at lucky strike, ate breakfast at the practice facility, ate breakfast at the hotel, they had Jimmy Johns in player lounge, we were stuffing our faces… Every meal was great."

The food was just part of the experience for the 6'4" 298lbs lineman, who enjoyed his entire trip to Seattle.

"Oregon State is still my number one, but Washington exceeded my expectations," said Kearsley. "They are definitely number two. BYU might be right there with them. OSU is still my leader, I feel so confident with the staff and the fact that it is two hours away from home makes me more comfortable. But it was great meeting all the coaches on the staff."

Kearsley had no trouble picking out a highlight from his visit.

"The most fun was just hanging out with the guys. My host was Erik Kohler and me, Eddie (Vanderdoes), Shaq (Thompson) and Erik were pretty much together every night. We were hanging out; we went bowling and went to a lot of the restaurants. I got to know the coaches better."

Kearsley was also pleased with the lack of pressure put on him by the Husky coaching staff.

"I was surprised on it, they were pushing on me a bit when they came to my school and my house, but they didn't do it at all on the trip," said Kearsley. "They showed me some great stuff, once in a lifetime experiences. I enjoyed my visit; I have memories with Eddies, Shaq and Erik."

Kearsley will now take a break for the Holidays, before playing in the Semper Fidelis All-American game and resuming his official visits.

"I have an Arizona State visit after the All-American game and I might visit BYU on an official," said Kearsley. "Then I am committing to a school on January 23rd. On that date I will do a press conference at a restaurant and bowling alley in front of my friends and family."

Kearsley talked about what it will take for Arizona State, BYU or Washington to overtake the Beavers.

"Pretty much I need to feel more comfortable than I do at OSU, which would be hard to do," said Kearsley. "I just have to feel comfortable and who would be the best offensive line coach and make me the best player I can be. I want to reach my maximum potential as a college and NFL player and the place that will give me the best shot at reaching my goals."

Jake Worthen is a West Recruiting Analyst for
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