Sunday, January 27, 2013
UW walk-on commit has 'amazing' visit
By Mason Kelley
Ryan Turman (Bellevue, Wash./Interlake) expected his official visit to Washington to be a relaxing weekend spent hanging around the campus.
So, after spending two days riding go-karts at K1 Speed and having dinner at the Columbia Tower, the trip exceeded anything the 6-foot, 195-pound walk-on commit could have imagined.
“It was amazing,” Turman said. “I didn’t think we were going to do all of the stuff we did. They took us to do things they’ve never done with recruits before and they said they never will. We took advantage of it.
“They took us to places I’ve never been to and never even knew about.”
Turman was joined on his visit by UCLA linebacker commit Myles Jack (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue) and when they walked around the top floor of the Columbia Tower, their “jaws dropped,” Turman said.
“He (Seferian-Jenkins) is probably one of the funniest people I’ve ever met,” Turman said. “It wasn’t like meeting someone for the first time. We were just comfortable right from the start.”
In addition to the entertainment, there was time spent talking about the receiver’s future with the program during a meeting with his position coach, Eric Kiesau.
“He definitely sees me as a slot receiver,” Turman said. “Whoever works the hardest, and whoever shows up at fall camp is going to play. Coach Sark’s philosophy is, if you want to play, you’ll play. If you come and work for it, they’re going to play the best player, whoever puts in the work. That’s what I’m going to do.”
When asked how he thought Jack enjoyed the trip, Turman said, “he loved it.”