Trip Report - Myles Gaskin

He's been committed to Washington for a while, but that didn't stop O'Dea (Seattle, Wa.) RB Myles Gaskin from raving about his official visit this past weekend to Montlake...

"It was great. I had a great time," Gaskin told late Sunday evening. "The food was amazing and I loved spending time with the players and just being able to relax and enjoy myself with my mom and dad."

Gaskin's father is a machinist at Boeing who works most weekends, so this was a chance for the talented running back and his father to spend some good quality time together.

"Like I said, it was great to eat some good food, relax and hang out with him and my mom," Gaskin said. "It was great for them to see where I'm going to be playing, meet with the coaches again and really just be part of this process for me.

"I'd say the best part of the weekend was that, but also getting to go up to the top of the Columbia Tower and eating up there. Being on the top floor, you could see everything and as far as you could ever see from a building in the city. It was pretty amazing and I'm from here. I can only imagine what it's like for guys who aren't from here originally."

In addition to all of the things he saw, Gaskin also got to spend some time with his future position coach and they talked a lot about the mindset he needs to bring with him when he arrives this summer.

"He just said to be ready to compete," said Gaskin who weighed in at 195 pounds on his visit. "He said no matter what, just be ready to compete. In every drill we do, in the offseason, in workouts, the more you compete, the more you'll get noticed and that's all you can ask for out of your coach."

On his trip, Gaskin was hosted by senior RB Deontae Cooper and S Budda Baker.

"It was cool hanging with those guys," Gaskin said. "I spent most of my time with Deontae, but then Budda showed up later on and we got to know each other better.

"My brother and him used to work construction jobs together, so I sorta already knew him and then I ran into him earlier when I was starting the recruiting process and it was like 'okay, cool, I know him' so it was all good."

As a senior this past season, while leading the Irish to the State 3A Quarterfinals, Gaskin carried the ball just 80 times for over 1,600 yards and 30 touchdowns.

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