Kiilsgaard gets Husky offer

It's been a long spring for Auburn QB Kellen Kiilsgaard. Long because his high school baseball team went all the way to the state championship game before losing to powerhouse Jackson High School and long because he's been waiting for an offer from his hometown school. That long wait has come to an end as the Washington Huskies finally extended him his long-awaited offer.

"It was great," Kiilsgaard told Scout.com. "They told me five months ago what their plan was and they stuck with it. I had wanted to get up there and show them what I could do as a quarterback and yesterday at their camp I think I did pretty well.

"The coaches said they sat down last night and decided to offer me at quarterback and so they text messaged me today to call them and when I did they offered me"

Kiilsgaard, who measured in at 6-2, 217 pounds at the Husky camp, ran a 4.57 and wowed the coaching staff with his strong arm and accuracy.

Originally, Kiilsgaard had wanted to make his decision before he started his senior season of football, but now those plans are put on hold.

"When I decided to make an early commitment, I didn't think I would have as many options as I have," Kiilsgaard said. "After talking to my parents, I think it would be good for me to at least take a couple of visits before I decide just so I can make sure I'm making the right decision.

"Now that Washington has offered me, I don't think anyone else is close so I basically am going to shut it all off and then narrow my list by the end of July to five schools. After that, I'll take a couple of visits and then see where I am. I could make an early decision if everything feels right, but right now I don't think that's what I'm going to do."

Kiilsgaard was recently rated the number three quarterback in the Northwest region and has offers from most of the Pac 10.

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