Browning Talks About His Visit To Seattle

Folsom (Ca.) QB Jake Browning visited Seattle late last month and told he enjoyed his time at his future home...

"I had a great time," Browning told "It was a lot of fun going up there and meeting with the staff and seeing some of the guys who are recruits up there.

"I spent some time with Trey (Adams) and the coaches too. It was also good to meet some of the other guys they are recruiting, that were there at the camp, but I wasn't really up there to recruit.

"I was mainly up there just to see the coaches and spend some time at the place I am going to be playing college football."

Over the past two years, Browning has passed for nearly 11,000 yards and 143 touchdowns while leading his team to a 28-2 record, suffering their only losses in the CIF Open Division Semi-Finals to storied De La Salle.

He was also named All-NorCal Player of Year, Metro Player of Year by the Sacramento Bee, Gatorade State Player of Year and Maxpreps National Junior Player of the Year and California Division I State Player of the Year as a junior and was named a Sophomore All-American.

With all of that productivity as well as the accolades, some have questioned why Browning has chosen not to throw at different events including the Elite 11 which culminates this week at The Opening in Oregon.

"My team never takes a week off honestly," Browning said. "The first thing is, finding the time to go do it and not missing my team stuff.

"My team is more important than me individually and I didn't want to give up working with my team too.

"The other thing is, if I was going to go to that stuff, it would have been to get recruited and show more schools what I could do, but I have something close to 2,000 throws that they can look at since I started playing, so I felt like, if a school wanted to recruit me, there was plenty for them to look at already.

"So, with my team stuff going on -- we throw routes four days a week and then I work with passing coaches on my mechanics and footwork another day, that's five days a week -- and then I already had a lot of good offers and I committed to Washington pretty early, so I didn't really feel the need to go and participate in that other stuff."

Browning said, because he's planning to graduate early and enroll in January, he may not be able to find time to fit in an official visit.

"My bye week, when I'd be most likely to go up for a visit, is the same week that they play Oregon in Eugene, so I am not sure if I can even take (an official visit)," Browning said. "We're still sorta talking about it, but I may just have to get up there in January and take a five month official visit since I'm getting there early and taking part in offseason stuff with them."

Browning and his team kick off the 2014 football season with a game at the "Brother In Arms Classic" against Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, Ca.) on August 29th.

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