West Salem (Or.) TE Jacob Kizer talks about his trip to UW and his recovery from back surgery

2016 West Salem (Or.) TE Jacob Kizer has been committed to Washington for quite some time and he took his official visit to Montlake this weekend. Dawgman.com caught up with the talented tight end as he headed south to return home and he updated us on where things stand with him after he underwent back surgery during the season as well as how his visit to UW went...

"I had a great time," Kizer told Dawgman.com. "I'd been up there so many time already, there wasn't really a lot of new things for me to see, but it was a good chance to hang out with the other players and I got a chance to sit down with coach (Jordan) Paopao and meet with him which was pretty cool."

Washington is recruiting Kizer as a tight end, but the host on his visit was a face all too familiar to him -- OL Jared Hilbers.

"He and I played against each other in high school, so it was pretty cool getting to hang out with him and talk to him," Kizer said. "I talked some smack to him when I was there just because we beat them pretty badly in the playoffs, but it was just in fun. We had a good time with it.

"Honestly, all of the guys who were on the visit were hanging out so we weren't just with one guy. It was a good group of guys."

Kizer missed almost all of his senior season with a back injury and underwent surgery to repair the problem in September.

"It was tough missing my senior season, but I needed to have the surgery, so we got it done early so I could be heathly and back doing what I needed to do to get ready for college," Kizer said. "I'm back running and lifting. I'm not quite at 100%, but I'm pretty close. I just need to keep doing what my doctor says and make sure I'm going slow on stuff, but for the most part, I'm pretty close. Probably about 97 or 98%."

Kizer will sign his letter-of-intent with Washington the first week of February and we will have more from him at that time.

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