The University of Washington has received a letter of intent from Andrew Kirkland of Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon, making official the verbal commitment he made on the 4th of July, 2012. Despite holding offers from Oregon State and Colorado in the Pac-12, and several smaller schools, Kirkland is another guy that really didn’t show any indication of switching his commitment away from Washington.
He played offensive tackle in high school and had great success, but he will almost certainly move inside to play guard for the Huskies. He already has solid size at 6’5” and 290 pounds, and he plays with terrific technique and great intensity. In my eyes, he’s the kind of solid three-star recruit that never gets much hype until he slides in to a starting spot as a sophomore or junior and plays very well.
Obviously I do not know for sure that this will happen for Kirkland, but he is a guy that I would consider underrated, and though he will most likely redshirt his freshman year, I would recommend to Husky fans that they remember the name.
He joins two other offensive line commits in Washington’s Class of 2013 that are expected to send in their letters of intent without incident: Dane Crane and Coleman Shelton.