Kezirian returns from Washington

Robin Kezirian, a 6-3, 270-pound offensive lineman from Fresno, California just returned from his first official visit, a jaunt that took him to Seattle, Washington and the <b>University of Washington</b>. With offer in hand, did Robin get caught up in the moment and decide to commit to the Huskies?

"Well, when I left I knew I wanted to wait and take my trips, and at then I knew I should wait, but in the middle I thought about it," Robin told tonight. "But with my application at Stanford, I want to make sure I visit there as well as Fresno State. I had a great time, but I don't have anything else to compare it to yet."

The Bulldogs see Kezirian on January 5th, and he hopes to move his Stanford visit up from the 18th to the 11th if he can. He also has official visits to Oregon State and UCLA planned, but isn't sure if he'll take them at this time.

Robin's host was Andy Heater. "He just told me that Washington is the best place he's been and that so far it's the best experience he's ever had," Kezirian said. "It seems like the whole team really gets along well together."

Kezirian didn't get in until late Friday night, but he was still able to take in practice the next morning. "I had never really seen a college practice before," he said. "Most of the things they did were the same, but it was just a lot faster and a lot more intense."

Robin had a chance to spend some time with the offensive line coach for the Huskies, Brent Myers. "He gave me a sheet with ten things on it, ten things that he expects every lineman to do, like working hard all the time." he said. "He also showed me the different techniques they use. He's a great coach, a great motivator. He's very intense."

Kezirian also had an opportunity to briefly talk with Head Coach Rick Neuheisel. "He just told me how happy he was that I decided to visit," Robin said. "He also told me that he felt I could make their team a lot better if I came to Washington."

As impressed as Kezirian was with the football program, he also got his academic questions answered. "I had a chance to talk to one of the orthopedic surgeons," he said. Robin wants to go into physical therapy when his football days are done. Top Stories