Auburn (Wash.) athlete Kellen Kiilsgaard is one of the elite two way players in the West region. Kiilsgaard is a standout safety and quarterback and is getting looks on both sides of the ball at this time.
Kiilsgaard, 6-2, 210 pounds is a tremendous all around athlete who some have compared to former Washington standout and current Husky freshman Jake Locker. Although he may not be as pure a passer as Locker was, he's a comparable athlete and even more physical.
As a junior, Kiilsgaard threw for 800 yards and five touchdowns, rushed for 1,100 yards and 15 scores and added 65 tackles and four picks on defense. He holds offers from every school in the Pac 10 minus USC and UCLA and has a solid top four at this time.
"The main four I like are Oregon, Cal, Washington and Stanford," Kiilsgaard said. "All four of those schools called me the first or second day of the month and it was cool talking with them. I hadn't talked to any of them in awhile so it was good to kind of re-establish that relationship with those coaches again.
"Right now, I have visits set up with Oregon on (Sept 15) when they play Oklahoma. That should be a wild atmosphere and I'm looking forward to seeing that offense close up. I think it's a good fit for me because Oregon likes a mobile quarterback and that's what I do well.
"I'm going to visit Cal (Oct 6). It's homecoming that weekend and ironically, they'll be playing Oregon so that should be fun to see two of the teams I like a lot. I'm still going to set visits with Washington and Stanford as well but just haven't gotten around to doing it yet. Right now, Stanford likes me for safety and everyone else is saying quarterback but it's really not an issue for me. Where I'm being recruited won't play a factor in my decision, I'm just going to try and pick the best school for me and where I play is kind of secondary."