"It was pretty blatantly obvious that U-Dub came out and played and executed really well," Sarell said. "They had a great game plan and they were jacked up. The stands were rocking and there was a lot of things in their favor and they played really well.
"Stanford obviously has some stuff to work on and I think they will and they'll come back and be good of course, but I think U-Dub played phenomenal and they did absolutely great."
Sarell has already taken one official visit, to Nebraska, and he said he had a great time on his visit and he's planning to take a handful of other visits before Signing Day in February.
"I am going to Notre Dame when they play Stanford (October 15th), Alabama when they play Texas A&M (October 22nd) and then I'll take an official visit to U-Dub when they play USC or Arizona State and then Stanford would be later (in January) if I am committed to them. If I'm not, I won't visit them," he said.
As far as a commitment, Sarell said he's hoping to make a decision in the "End of November, December time period", but he said he isn't going to rush anything.
When asked about pundits and analysts who think he's leaning to Stanford, Sarell, as usual had a thoughtful answer.
"I wouldn't say I have a lean (to Stanford)," he said. "I have been just as loyal to Washington as I have to Stanford, but because I have a loyalty to Stanford as well as U-Dub and U-Dub is the home team and I'm still loyal to Stanford the local fans think I'm going there."
As far as his senior season is concerned, Sarell and his team are 4-1 with two tough games over the next couple of weeks.
"It's been going good," Sarell said. "We're 4-1 right now. We lost a close one to Sumner and we just had some mistakes, but so far, it's just been guys stepping up and getting better every week and getting our team firing on all cylinders."
Sarell and his teammates will take on Puyallup this Friday night.