Prince talks about Washington official visit

This past weekend Crespi QB Kevin Prince was in the stands as Washington hosted the Oregon Ducks at Husky Stadium and he came away impressed with what he saw. Not so much with was on the field, but more of what he saw and heard as the Huskies lost in a shootout with their southern rivals 55-34.

"The crowd was pretty crazy," Prince told on Monday night. "They were all really into the game and that's a big reason I wanted to come up for this game, because I knew the fans would be into the game because they have a rivalry with Oregon.

"It says a lot for their fans that they still come out and support the team like that. That stadium was pretty much full and they've lost five in a row now and those fans still support their team well so that shows me how passionate their fans are."

Prince's host was fellow QB Ronnie Fouch and the true freshman from Redlands, Ca. showed his fellow Golden Stater around.

"We really didn't know each other until this weekend, but he's a cool guy," Prince said. "We got to talk a lot at dinner and then he showed me around and we talked about the program and things like that.

"He basically told me that coach (Tyrone) Willingham will put you through some tough work and they hold guys accountable, but if you work hard and study that you will get your chances."

So did Prince think about committing on his visit?

"Not really, because I promised myself that I wouldn't commit no matter how much I liked it," Prince said. "I wanted to get home and let things settle in a little bit instead of committing while I was on my trip.

"You could get caught up in the moment and do something that you might regret later, so I wanted to talk to my parents about it and make sure I was doing the right thing and I pretty much know what I'm looking for so now I can just sit back and pretty much decide between Washington and UCLA."

With his official to Washington out of the way Prince said he isn't likely to take an official visit to Westwood.

"I basically grew up around that campus so I know what UCLA is all about," Prince noted. "I've been there so many times that I feel like I know all I need to know about them to make my decision."

Prince is scheduled to have surgery on the knee he injured the first series of the first game of the season on Monday (October 29th) and then begins the long road back to playing football.

"I've been going through prehab which basically works on my flexibility and strengthening the joint," Prince said. "I have a full range of motion on it right now and I can get a full stretch on it so they said it's ready to be worked on."

Prince tore his ACL and partially tore his MCL against Birmingham and sophomore Bryan Bennett came in to replace him. To say the youngster was a bit nervous is an understatement.

"He was a little scared," Prince said with a chuckle. "He didn't even have his rib-guard in the first game. He didn't expect to have to play on the fifth play of the first game, but he went in and didn't turn the ball over and he managed the game really well.

"I've been trying to coach him up and help him any way that I can. It sucks not being able to play football because I've played it for so long I have so much time on my hands now I don't know what to do with myself.

"My teammates have been real cool though. They have been real supportive with me and they put my name on their backplates so they take me out there with them and have dedicated the season to me. I'm real appreciative of that."

We'll have more from Prince in the coming weeks and he said he expects to make a decision sometime in the near future.

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