It was a tough Friday night for offensive tackle Sean Harlow (San Clemente, Calif./San Clemente) as his Tritons' were beaten 31-3 by Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison. Adding injury to insult, Harlow said he tweaked his ankle during the first quarter, though he played through it and performed well. He said there was no question that he would be able to shake it off and get back on the field next week.
Harlow was much more upbeat in discussing the victory Washington registered over Stanford the previous night. The Huskies verbal commitment said it was nice to bounce back from a tough loss to LSU.
"It was a great game," Harlow said. "It's good to come back against a ranked opponent."
A couple of fellow Washington commitments were on their official visits for the game, and Harlow said he was able to speak to both offensive lineman Dane Crane and safety Connor O'Brien (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Santa Margarita).
"It sounded like they were having the time of their lives," Harlow said. "I'm looking forward to getting up there."
Harlow has yet to set up an official visit to Washington, but said he will likely take one during the weekend of the USC or Utah game. But while the offensive tackle remains committed to the Huskies, he is aware that nothing is set in stone when it comes to recruiting.
"I'm pretty committed, but at the same time, I have to keep my options open," Harlow said. "Nothing is really official until I sign on that line."
Wisconsin has increased its efforts to recruit Harlow in a big way after the shake up with its offensive line coach. Boise State and Oregon State continue to push for Harlow as well.
"I have a pretty good bond with [offensive line coach Mike] Cavanaugh up there," Harlow said. "And Coach [Mike] Riley is amazing. They were also my first offer."
San Clemente will look to bounce back from consecutive losses next week, as it opens league play at Lake Forest (Calif.) El Toro on Thursday night.