January 18, 2010

For Kearse, Husky football is a family affair

For 6-foot-2, 200-pound ATH Jamaal Kearse, when he arrives at Montlake this summer it will be a family affair in more ways than one. Kearse will be reunited with older brother and current Husky standout Jermaine Kearse and also with his extended Lakes High School football family. The three-star playmaker with addition offers from Vanderbilt and Washington State, joins fellow Lancers Sione Potoae and [/db]Darius Waters[/db] from the 2010 class.

"It will be cool to play with my brother again, this time on a much bigger stage," said Kearse. "Also, playing with so many guys from Lakes will help us with chemistry. It will just help us all click even more."

Kearse was on hand this past weekend with 14 other recruits to take in the sights of Washington. He came away impressed with everything he saw.

"The visit went really well, I had a lot of fun. The best part of the trip was meeting al of the new recruits. The basketball game was also cool, but it actually got boring at the end because we were blowing them by so much."

The quality of his fellow classmates really caught his eye.

"Sark has been doing a great job with this recruiting class and has gotten a lot of great players to come here. You couldn't ask for much more."

One question remaining for Kearse is where he will play at the next level. A standout wide-receiver and safety, Husky coaches have options.

"I really don't know where they are going to play me at," said Kearse. "Honestly I don't care where I play, I just want to get on the field and help the team."

In the mean time he's focused on playing basketball and getting ready for summer workouts.

"Right now I'm just playing basketball and lifting. I'm not playing any sports in the spring and I'm fully dedicated to getting in the best shape I can. It will be a lot of running and lifting."

All of the hard work is for a common goal preached by all of the new Husky commits.

"My goal is to get to the Rose Bowl and I think we are getting the type of players in to the program that can get that done."

Husky fans sure hope he's right.

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