"It was the first one with the head coach (Bronco Mendenhall), it got a little intense in there," said Kearsley. "I mean they came in and were really determined to keep me committed. They really sold everything about the program well. Religious beliefs, character, being a good father someday, football… they really sold a lot. They did a good job."
As recent as earlier this week, he listed Oregon State as his leader. Did the in-home change things?
"My mind still spinning, I have got a lot of thinking to do," said Kearsley. "The list is basically Oregon State at the top, BYU and Washington at number two and Arizona State at number three. I haven't talked to UCLA as much anymore, I am pretty much down to the four I like. I will be taking visits to all four of them."
Kearsley will take one visit this month before taking a break for the Holidays and the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. He will then take his final three trips in January.
"I am moving Washington from this weekend to next weekend (12/14)," said Kearsley. "Then I am going to Arizona State on January 11th, BYU on January 18th and Oregon State on January 25th."
Kearsley has now had in-homes with all of the programs, but hasn't met with all of the head coaches.
"That was the second time that BYU has been there, it was the big gun, the head coach. It was pressure, but it was fun and I had a lot of questions to ask," said Kearsley. "Arizona State coach Long and coach Conley are coming in tonight. Tomorrow coach Sark, coach K (Keisau) and Cozzetto are all coming in. So the head coach, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Next Thursday coach Langsdorf, Cavanaugh and Riley are coming in from Oregon State. Those are what I am focused on right now. Meeting the head coaches."