Future Husky RB Enjoys Visit To Montlake

At Saturday's full-pads workout, the Huskies played host to several recruits and one that hasn't been around much this summer is O'Dea (Seattle, Wa.) RB Myles Gaskin. After committing to UW in the spring, the talented tailback basically went underground while preparing for his senior season...

"I haven't been around much this summer so it was good to meet with the coaches again and be out there watching them go through camp," Gaskin told Dawgman.com. "I hadn't really been keeping up with the coaches just because I was on vacation, so it was good to re-connect with them and it was just great to be around football again. I had a great time."

While he was out there watching the Huskies go through their two-hour workout, he got to meet with some of the other recruits on campus.

"I talked with a couple of the other guys, but it's not really my thing to recruit guys to come and play with me," Gaskin said. "I just talked to a couple of them and we bonded a little bit. I did try to work on (Bellevue, Wa. LB) Mustafa Branch to get him to look at Washington harder, but other than that, if a guy wants to go somewhere else, he's really got to choose what's best for him.

"Choosing U-Dub was what was best for me and I'm really excited to be a Husky and, from watching practice, it just got me fired up that much more."

Gaskin said schools have continued to make contact with him and he's aware that things will likely pick up in the fall once his season gets started.

"Notre Dame has shown me some interest and Arkansas talked to my coach about me and that they liked me a lot," Gaskin said. "I'm totally solid to Washington and I think that's why more schools didn't come after me this spring, but everyone's been telling me that things will pick up this fall and that it's not really over for me until I sign."

Speaking of his senior season, Gaskin said he's added some size and he's hoping to put on about five more pounds before he and his teammates hit the field for the first time on September 5th.

"I'm up to about 190 right now and I'd like to get up to 195 before the start of my season," Gaskin said. "I'm so excited for this season. I think we have a team that could challenge for a state title and that's our goal here every year -- get the championship. We've got a really tough schedule this year -- we play Marysville-Pilchuck and Eastside Catholic -- and the Metro has gotten a lot tougher with the schools they've added to the league, so it's going to be a tough year, but I'm really excited to get started.

"I can't believe it's my senior season though. It's hard to believe this is the last time I will play high school football, so I need to make sure I make it count and I think we're going to have a special year."

As a junior last fall, Gaskin rushed for over 2,000 yards and close to 30 touchdowns and was named Associated Press Class 3A All-State and he received Seattle Times all-classifications All-State honors.

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