ScoutTV: Kiilsgaard's Final Game

The nature of recruiting highlight videos is that they select the very best of a prospect. has brought you several exciting reels of QB/S Kellen Kiilsgaard, Stanford's latest and most heralded commitment. Our newest set of clips comes from a different perspective, showing Kiilsgaard at his lowest. See how Kiilsgaard competes and performs in a nightmare game that ended his season.

It was easily the worst game of his senior season, and possibly of his high school career.  Kellen Kiilsgaard would just as soon forget Auburn (Wash.) Senior High School's 47-0 loss last Friday in the state semifinals to Bellevue.  His team was dominated at the line of scrimmage, leaving him with scarce few positive plays at quarterback throwing or running the ball.

It was his and our misfortune for this to be the game that recruiting analyst Brandon Huffman filmed the four-star prospect in person.  Though we could not pick a worse game imaginable to showcase Kiilsgaard's abilities, his athleticism still comes through in these highlight clips.  The two-way performer moves around in the pocket and takes off to scramble on offense; he runs to the ball and punishes on defense; and he even punts in one clip.

"While it was a tough night for Kiilsgaard, there were flashes where you could see the type of player he is," says Huffman.  "Bellevue's defense was geared to stop him, and their gameplan worked as well as it could have.  Yet Kiilsgaard stood tough in the pocket and did whatever he could to make the offense go, even if it meant he was going to take a big hit.  Other times, instead of forcing passes, he went through his progressions to find the open man, found one, only to see the pass be dropped.  Despite the offensive struggles, when he was on defense he did his part, too, making big hits and keeping his head in the game."

Kellen Kiilsgaard Scout Profile

#6 QB/S Kellen Kiilsgaard vs. Bellevue -

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