Commitment is just a formality for Ikehara

HONOLULU - You might as well call it formality; Mykenna Ikehara is going to commit to Washington. He said as much to Wednesday night, a message that wasn't all that much different than the one he gave Scout when the Huskies offered him a full-ride scholarship.

The only difference this time around for the 6-foot-3, 285-pound offensive lineman from the Kamehameha School in Honolulu is that he won't be officially visiting Montlake this weekend as planned.

"All the flights were booked up, so we had to move things back a week," Ikehara told Scout. "I'm pretty disappointed, because I was looking forward to the trip."

Ikehara is used to having to wait a bit already, so he figures one more week isn't going to detract him from what he wants. "I'm pretty sure it (Washington) is the best fit for me," he said. "All I'm waiting for is to make sure. I'm almost 100 percent sure."

In fact, Ikehara was joking that all it was going to take was for him to get off the plane and look around for a minute just to make sure Seattle and UW are what he expects. In fact, he was originally thinking of taking an official visit to Arizona after the Washington trip, but that isn't happening anymore. "I just want it (the recruiting process) to end," Ikehara said. "I'm not thinking past this trip."

The Huskies are looking at Ikehara as an interior lineman, meaning either guard or center. He was recently named to both the Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin All-State first teams.

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