Kearsley Plans to Visit UCLA

Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha four-star offensive lineman Brayden Kearsley, a BYU commit, plans to visit UCLA officially in January...

Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha offensive guard Brayden Kearsley (6-5, 281), has been committed to BYU for a year and a half.

But Kearsley, who's remained solid to the Cougars since then, said he plans to take all five of his official visits after his senior season.

"I'm taking visits for sure," said Kearsley. "I'm visiting Arizona State, UCLA, Oregon State, Kansas and BYU."

For now, Arizona State is the only trip Kearsley has scheduled, with plans to visit Tempe on January 18th.

"I want to focus on my team, so I'm going to take them all after the season," said Kearsley. "I'm going to some Oregon State games too."

Kearsley plays tackle for Aloha, but projects as a guard in college.

Still, schools like his versatility.

"I like tackle because I have a guy on me at all times," said Kearsley. "But at guard, I feel like you can pancake people more and I love pancaking linemen. Oregon State likes me as a tackle, Kansas as a guard or tackle, BYU as a guard, UCLA as a guard or tackle and Arizona State as a guard."

Kearsley, who is LDS, said he has no plans to serve a mission.

"I'm not going to take a mission," said Kearsley. "I'm going to go in and play."

Kearsley and his Aloha teammates have garnered much attention this season, thanks largely to five-star running back Thomas Tyner, and his 643-yard, 10-touchdown performance a week ago. Last week, Tyner was "held" to 247 yards, but gained most of his yards off blocks from Kearsley.

"It was a battle this week, they keyed on the strong side of the line but we still averaged 6 yards per carry," said Kearsley. "We're not going to bust it every time, they're going to key on our guys, and we'll have to get used to it, but I think we've played really well up front."

Brandon is in his eighth year with FOX Sports NEXT, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the FOX Sports NEXT Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the FOX Sports NEXT network since 2003.
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