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Monday, February 4, 2013
Washington visit impresses three-star LB
By Mason Kelley
(Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne) was sitting down to dinner with the other official visitors taking a trip to Seattle the weekend before signing day when Steve Sarkisian walked in.
Washington’s coach pulled Bierria aside and offered him a scholarship.
Keishawn Bierria received a late offer from Washington and will announce his choice Wednesday.
“As soon as he saw me, he walked up to me, pulled me aside and gave me the official offer,” Bierria said. “That felt great.
“I felt like I was more of a priority to the team and that’s huge,” Bierria said. “Usually, when a school comes in late, they don’t consider you much of a need.”
Bierria’s host during the visit was
-- a familiar face. The two standouts were high school teammates last season before Williams enrolled early with the Huskies.
While Williams has been able to break down the program for Bierria, the quarterback isn’t pushing the linebacker to sign with Washington.
“He’s not really pushing me at all,” Bierria said. “He just tells me a lot about the coaches and the campus, but he really doesn’t push me. He really wants me to make my own decision.”
Overall, Bierria enjoyed his visit. He plans to major in business and was impressed by Washington’s business school. He also felt a quick connection with the other recruits on the trip.
“It was good,” he said. “We met up a lot, got to start bonding. It was really cool. I felt like I’ve known all these guys for a long time.”
Bierria said he has a pretty good idea of where he wants to sign, but he plans to wait till Wednesday to announce his decision. The three finalists are Washington, Oregon State and Arizona State.
After his official visit, he will take a long look at the Huskies as he selects his school.
“It was great,” Bierria said. “I really liked the campus. I loved the dorms. The people in Seattle were really nice.”