Sunday, November 11, 2012
UW visit solidifies Sean Harlow's decision
By Mason Kelley
Sean Harlow has been to Seattle enough to know what the city and the University of Washington’s football program have to offer.
OL Sean Harlow's Washington commitment was solidified with his trip to CenturyLink Field over the weekend.
The 6-foot-5, 260-pound offensive lineman (San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente) committed to the Huskies in July because he felt the program best fit his future.
Since his commitment, the three-star recruit has taken an unofficial visit to watch Washington's 24-14 loss to USC and an official visit to Wisconsin. But after taking an official visit to watch the Huskies defeat Utah, 34-15, the senior said he is not wavering in his pledge to play for Washington.
“I’m really solid with my commitment right now,” he said. “The official really solidified it. I loved it. It was really fun. There were a bunch of other recruits up there, so it’s good to spend time with possible future Dawgs.”
With the game set for Saturday night, there weren’t any unique aspects to the visit. But, for Harlow, that didn’t matter. He wanted to take the chance to get to know his future teammates.
“It was just fun to hang out with all the current players, just see what their life’s like,” said Harlow, whose host was offensive lineman Erik Kohler. “It was just more one-on-one time with coaches and players, more than anything. I’ve been up there -- I think this was my fourth time -- so I’ve pretty much seen everything else. It’s just hanging out with people I’m going to be with the next four or five years.”
With a total of six official visitors, Harlow had the chance to get better acquainted with both the program’s current players and those who might one day join him at Washington.
“They were really cool,” Harlow said, when asked about the other official visitors. “I think Daeshon (Hall) was the only one who was committed as well, but Max (Redfield), I’ve never actually really hung out with him, but I’ve played against him the last three or four years. Austin Hooper, he seemed pretty cool. Pierre (Cormier), he was cool. Kylie Fitts, I just know him through camps and stuff. I’ve been pretty close with him for some reason. It’s kind of random.”
Harlow still has visits scheduled to Boise State next week and Oregon State the week after, but he has yet to decide if he will take the trips.
“I’m not sure, as of right now, if I’m going to end up taking them -- I think I probably will,” Harlow said. “I’ll find out pretty soon.”
Even if he ends up going on both trips, he talked like a prospect who plans to play college football with Washington. He is on track to graduate early and expects to enroll in time to participate in spring football.