Kiilsgaard takes in Husky spring game

The Husky Stadium stands had quite a few onlookers as the Washington football team concluded their spring practices with the annual Purple & Gold game and one of those in attendance was Auburn High School QB/S Kellen Kiilsgaard. He made the drive north with his dad and was on the sidelines before the game and got to meet a soon-to-be Dawg with some of the same choices in front of him.

"Jake (Locker) and I got to talk for a little bit," Kiilsgaard told "We talked about what it's like to enjoy playing two sports (baseball and football), but really loving one of them (football). No one understands what we're thinking.

"I know that people think that because I'm a good baseball player that I will go pro if I get the opportunity, but I just can't see myself giving up football so I can play baseball. I've been born and raised to love football and my heart really is with football. I enjoy playing baseball, but I really love football."

That doesn't mean he is definitely going to play college football, but Kiilsgaard said he is leaning that way at this early stage in his recruitment.

"Washington and Oregon State are both really starting to talk to me a lot more," Kiilsgaard said. "The Husky coaches have told me they like me a lot and that they are evaluating me as a quarterback first. They said that if I don't fit in their plans at quarterback that they would look to play me on defense, either at safety or as an outside linebacker. I'm fine with either side."

Oregon recently offered Kiilsgaard a scholarship to play quarterback for the Ducks and on Friday, Kiilsgaard got an offer from Washington State.

"It's funny, everyone who is recruiting me offensively is looking at me as a quarterback, but Washington State has other ideas," Kiilsgaard said with a laugh. "They came up with something different. They said they see me as a slot receiver for them. That's cool with me too. I just like to play the game."

Kiilsgaard said Oregon and Washington State are his two early leaders because both have offered, but Washington and Oregon State are also well positioned in the mix for the athletic playmaker from the valley.

"If Washington offered me they would be right up there too," Kiilsgaard said. "It's still pretty early, but I do want to make a decision before my senior year starts – sometime in the summer probably. If the situation isn't right then I'll wait and take some (official visits), but at this point I think I should be able to make a decision before my senior season."

Kiilsgaard is also seeing interest from the rest of the Pac 10 and has taken a visit to USC for their junior day earlier this month.

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