Trip report - Brandon Yakaboski

Brandon Yakaboski is a 6-foot, 190-pound running back from Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie, Wash., and Yakaboski was the last of the half-dozen in-state recruits to verbally commit to the University of Washington - back in November. He took his official visit to Washington this past weekend and talked about it.

Redshirt frosh OL Ryan Tolar was Yakaboski's player-host, something that was arranged at Tolar's request after the two became friends during a previous UW junior day. "He (Tolar) just said to get mentally prepared for what the college football experience is going to be like, so now I'm getting ready for it," Yakaboski told

Yakaboski is not playing basketball in the off-season. He's strictly hitting the weights. He might do track in the spring, but is undecided at this point.

Yakaboski reiterated that he's coming to Washington as a running back, something he discussed with Offensive Coordinator Tim Lappano during his visit.

"I sat down with coach Lappano and we watched some game film and he told me that my running style fits their offense," he said. "He just wants me to be physical and if I put on some extra weight, that's a plus."

It sounds as if Lappano just might get the bigger back he's been looking for to feature in his one-back sets in a couple of years, if all goes according to plan.

"The coaches are excited about the future," Yakaboski said. "Every day they were telling us that big things are coming for U-Dub."

And per usual for official visits, there was always a meal or two to be had. "We ate a lot of food," Yakaboski said with a chuckle.

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