Sunday, December 2, 2012
Brayden Kearsley bombarded by visits
By Mason Kelley
Brayden Kearsley (Aloha, Ore./Aloha) has spent so much time with so many coaches recently, he admitted his “head is kind of spinning a little bit.”
Since Tuesday, the 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive tackle has entertained pitches from Washington, Arizona State, BYU and Oregon State during in-home visits.
“I’m trying to get everything together, weigh my pros and cons, write stuff down and just try to figure out stuff as soon as possible,” the four-star recruit said. “Hopefully, this thing can start ending soon, because that’s what I’m planning on.”
Washington and Arizona State were the first two schools to visit the senior.
“That kind of made it a little bit difficult, just because they did really well selling their schools,” he said.
He added that Dan Cozzetto, the Huskies’ offensive line coach, “put on a show for UW. It was pretty cool.”
Each time a coach stops by for a visit, Kearsley makes a list of pros and cons.
“I’m trying to figure something out each time they come,” Kearsley said.
Kearsley already feels comfortable with BYU and Oregon State. He felt a strong enough fit with the Cougars, he gave the program a commitment -- he remains a soft verbal. But coaches from other universities have continued to pursue the standout. They have made convincing cases.
The Sun Devils and Huskies have done enough to make Kearsley want to take his official visits before coming to a final decision.
“I really like those schools, and I need to see if I feel comfortable there as well,” he said. “I’m really just trying to figure out what’s best for me, where I feel the most comfortable. I really like Oregon State a lot and I really like BYU, and I feel comfortable with the coaching staffs. But I feel like, just because I’m comfortable with each one of them, that doesn’t mean I should make my decision."