Why UW? “With coach (Jordan) Paopao and the relationship I have with him and all of the academics and other things Washington had to offer, I just felt like I wanted to be part of the program there. Coach (Chris) Petersen is building something special and I wanted to be part of it.”
Other Suitors: Kizer chose Washington over offers from Oregon State, Washington State, Wyoming, Air Force, Eastern Washington, Montana and Montana State.
Scouting Report: “The three-star is a big and athletic tight end who moves well and is a natural pass-catcher. He needs to develop more as a blocker, his strength is in his pass-catching and route running and he has the size to develop into a good blocker. Once he does that, he’ll be a nice and well-rounded tight end. For now, he’ll be used a lot in the short and intermediate passing game, where he’s willing to make the tough catch in traffic and can get some yards after contact.” – Brandon Huffman (Scout.com)
Quotable: “It was tough missing my senior season (due to a back injury), 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. 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%.”
Projection: “The biggest reason the Huskies pulled the trigger early in the 2016 recruiting cycle with Jacob Kizer was because of his combination of size and athleticism. It's rare you get a guy who is 6'5" and nearly 240 pounds who can run as well as he can. He's also a pretty physical player, but he has soft hands. How soon he gets back to 100% health will go a long way in seeing how much he progresses, but the expectation is that he will have the opportunity to redshirt since there are several tight ends ahead of him on the depth chart.” – Scott Eklund (Dawgman.com)