Kirkland's father, Dean, is a former Husky lineman, so the he's already pretty familiar with the history of the Husky football program, but it was a good opportunity for him to sit down and talk with the coaches to see what they are all about.
"I loved it," Kirkland said. "It was an amazing visit. I got the chance to talk to coach (Chris) Petersen and coach (Chris) Strausser and got to know them better and I really felt like I clicked with them really well."
Kirkland doesn't have an offer from the Huskies, but the big linemen, who already has offers from Oregon State, Washington State, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Hawaii and San Diego State, said he feels like things could be progressing in that direction.
"They said they really like me a lot," Kirkland noted. "(Strausser) said he liked the way I move for a big guy and my feet especially. "They said they wanted to keep evaluating me and wait until I take the SAT (in June) and then they will pull the trigger (on an offer)."
In addition to Washington and the schools that have offered, Oregon is also showing Kirkland quite a bit of interest as well.
"They want me to come down to see their spring game, so that's a trip I am looking at making down there," Kirkland said. "I'm visiting Texas Tech (Sunday) and I am really excited to see their campus meet with the coaches there."
Kirkland has already participated in the Los Angeles Rivals camp, held in March, and he said he would like to make it up to Seattle for the Opening Regional event in late May.
As a junior last season, Kirkland played left tackle and helped lead the Crusaders to a 14-0 record and the 6A State Title.