Trip Report: Jermaine Kearse

SEATTLE - It's been a busy holiday season for Lakes receiver Jermaine Kearse. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder from Lakes High in Lakewood, Wash. played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and this past weekend took his one and only official visit - to Washington. caught up with Jermaine to find out about his trip, and as always Kearse lets his actions speak louder than his words.

"It went good," Kearse said. "It was a lot of fun." He said that of all the tours and information he received this past weekend, it was the trainer's facilities that impressed him. "It was a nice area, they had more than I expected," he said.

Hanging out with his host Jake Locker was a definite highlight. "We got along good," Kearse said. "He's laid-back, real chill. He told me that playing last year was a lot of fun and exciting."

Kearse will get to know Locker a lot better, starting in the summer. But the coaches weren't talking football with Jermaine this weekend. "They were telling me about the educational staff there and everything else," he said.

Kearse also bonded with another recruit for offense - Johri Fogerson "I was mostly with him during the trip," he said.

Now that his official visit is over, it's back to helping the Lancers in hoops. They have a 9-1 record so far this season. He told that he might talk to UW Men's Basketball Coach Lorenzo Romar about walking on if it works out.

"I wouldn't say it (basketball career) is competely over, but I haven't really talked about it," Kearse said. What is over is his immediate travel schedule. He is done taking official visits after reaffirming his verbal commitment to the Huskies.

"It's over," he said.

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