Downey (CA) quarterback Aidan Chiles made an informal visit to Washington over the weekend, and the Huskies made a big impression.
Washington offered Chiles a scholarship back on May 11 and wasted no time in inviting him to campus for an informal visit over the weekend. He flew out on Saturday morning and spent the entire day on campus.
“I really enjoyed it there and had a great time,” Chiles said. “I really like the coaching staff and the offense, those are two things that really make me stand out. Coach Grubb (coach QB) is a great guy, he’s my boyfriend and I’m very comfortable with him.
“We watched a lot of movies together and I think it’s a big insult to me. It’s very similar to what we do in Downey and I think it’s perfect for me. I saw what they did in Fresno State, and they had a lot of success and prepared quarterbacks very well, so now I’m very interested in Washington.
Chiles said he was able to speed things up a bit with the head coach Kalen DeBoer also.
“We watched a softball game together in Washington DC and we managed to cut ourselves a little,” Chiles said. “He is a good guy, very down to earth, honest and open. It is easy to communicate with him, next to him you immediately feel comfortable.
“I was able to talk to some of the recruits who were visiting, as well as some guys from the team. I talked to Sam Heward and a few other guys, and it was cool. We hung out, played pool, and overall I had a really good time.”
Chiles also liked the academic uniform.
“Washington is a major academic school that I specialize in,” Chiles said. “I want to major in zoology, and they have such a program, so that’s definitely a plus.
“I will return for an official visit on June 24th and I am looking forward to it. Washington DC really has everything I look for in a football, cultural, and academic school, and like I said, I really enjoyed it.”
In addition to his visit to Washington, Chiles also has an official trip to Oregon scheduled for June 3rd and a recent trip to Kansas for June 17th.
“The state of Kansas just proposed to me, but they recruited me a while ago,” Chiles said. “I am very interested in them. I like the Big 12, it’s a big conference, they manage the spread, which suits me and I’m comfortable with the coaching staff.
“I’ve been to Oregon before and I really liked it there. I was there at the Spring Game, and I really like the coaches, they have been recruiting a team for a long time and hard. I like the attack and the general direction of the program.”
Oregon is another school to visit.
“They offered earlier this month as well,” Chiles said. “I haven’t heard much from Kenny Dillingham since the proposal, but I had to visit him, so I will call him soon and find out what happened.
“I don’t have a set time frame for making a decision right now. I’ve had a few dates, but I keep pushing them back, so I’m just going to show up, rate everyone, and then move on.”