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Washington received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017 ATH Salvon Ahmed.

Ahmed was also considering Notre Dame, Oregon, Stanford and USC. Scout.com's Greg Biggins notes that the 5-foot-11, 182-pounder "has the ability [to] run away from just about anyone." The outlet ranks him as their No. 174 overall prospect for 2017. His position at the collegiate level remains an unknown, as he could contribute as either a defensive back or safety and has running back potential to boot.
Sep 23 - 10:38 PM

An NFC scout told NFL.com that Washington junior CB Sidney Jones was the "real deal" after a recent school visit.

"When I've studied Jones on tape, I've been impressed with his competitiveness, athleticism and technical skills," Bucky Brooks responded. "He can play nose to nose in press coverage or use a backpedal to shadow receivers from distance. Most impressively, he is an alpha dog on the edge, exhibiting a feistiness that will make him an ideal CB1 prospect to play against big-bodied receivers on the edges." ESPN's Mel Kiper saw Jones as a top-20 overall prospect entering the fall. "Jones neutralized USC WR JuJu Schuster-Smith in their matchup a season ago, and his standout performance cemented his status as an up-and-comer," Brooks continued. "If he continues to build on the skills that he's displayed as a young player, there isn't any reason why he couldn't be the top corner in college football when it's all said and done."
Source: NFL.com
Sep 20 - 6:33 PM

Washington junior WR Dante Pettis caught six passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 59-14 win over Idaho.

Pettis and John Ross III both caught a pair of touchdowns from the effervescent Jake Browning in this one. For his part, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Pettis has now caught eight passes for 112 yards and that pair of scores.
Sep 10 - 8:42 PM

Washington sophomore QB Jake Browning sliced the perpetual potato that is Idaho in Saturday's 59-14 victory, completing 23-of-28 passes for 294 yards and five touchdowns.

Browning threw four of his five touchdowns in the first half as the Huskies raced out to a 35-0 halftime lead. While Washington hasn't exactly faced the staunchest of opponents in their first two games (sorry Rutgers, sorry Idaho), but unlike a multitude of other highly ranked teams, they have taken care of business in impressive fashion for two consecutive weeks. For his part, the 6-foot-2, 206-pound Browning has passed for 581 yards with a sparkling 8/1 TD/INT ratio. He should make short work of Portland State next weekend, after which they will begin Pac-12 play with a road showdown against Arizona.
Sep 10 - 8:36 PM

Washington sophomore RB Myles Gaskin rushed for 57 yards on 15 carries in Saturday's win over Rutgers.

Gaskin -- like the Huskies as a team -- entered the 2016 campaign with huge expectations. The 5-foot-9, 192-pounder showcased a nice strength element on several of his runs against Rutgers, but was mostly held in check, averaging just 3.8 YPC. He rushed for 1,202 yards and 14 scores last season. Idaho shows next on his schedule as he tries to get on track.
Sep 3 - 6:30 PM

Washington senior WR John Ross caught five passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns while notching a 92-yard kick return score in Saturday's win over Rutgers.

Ross missed the entirety of the 2015 season after tearing his ACL, but he looks to be recovered completely from that severe injury. The 5-foot-11, 179-pound senior caught a pair of first-quarter touchdowns and also busted through for a 92-yard kick return touchdown in the second quarter. He brings an elite speed element to the table and is a true fantasy wild card. Off to a nice start, here. He will try to vaporize Idaho next time out.
Sep 3 - 5:36 PM

Washington sophomore QB Jake Browning turned in a strong performance in Saturday's 48-13 win over Rutgers, completing 18-of-27 passes for 287 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.

Washington jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter, almost all of it courtesy of Browning's aerial prowess. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound sophomore hooked up with Chico McClatcher for a 43-yard score to open the scoring barrage, then followed that up with a pair of touchdown tosses to speedster John Ross III. Browning wouldn't throw another touchdown in the game, but he didn't really need to. A home game against Idaho shows next on the Huskies' schedule.
Sep 3 - 5:28 PM

Washington junior WR Brayden Lenius has been suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season due to a violation of team rules.

Or as HC Chris Petersen termed it, Lenius "will not make a contribution the first three games." No reason beyond the standard has been given as to what Lenius did to incur Petersen's wrath. The 6-foot-5, 231-pounder was a six-game starter for the 2015 campaign and caught 26 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns a year ago. In terms of scheduling, this is a relatively cushioned blow. Washington will ease into its much-hyped 2016 season with games against Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State. They should be able to handle those easily without Lenius' contributions. "We’ll see where he goes from there after those first three games," Petersen said.
Aug 30 - 2:58 PM

Washington HC Chris Petersen said that there is "a chance" that junior S Budda Baker could be utilized on offense in the season-opener.

To just what extent Petersen is considering using Baker on offense is unknown, but the Huskies have a digestible early schedule which could be used as something of a sandbox as Petersen tinkers around. Their first three games come against Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State. After that they open conference play with a considerably more difficult Arizona-Stanford-Oregon combo. The 5-foot-10, 176-pound Baker played exclusively on the defensive side last season, recording 49 tackles (1.5 for loss) and two interceptions in 11 games. Those numbers have room to rise if he can stay healthy. As a freshman in 2014, he registered 80 tackles.
Aug 29 - 3:32 PM

The Seattle Times' Adam Jude reports that former Oklahoma WR K.J. Young has transferred to Washington.

Young was dismissed from the Sooners due an unspecified violation of team rules last May. During his redshirt freshman campaign back in 2014, he caught 19 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown. Following his dismissal, the 6-foot, 177-pounder took his talents to Riverside City College (California) for a season. Jude writes that Young is "expected to immediately challenge for a starting job" one he takes the field for his first practice on Monday.
Aug 7 - 7:38 PM

ESPN's Tom Luginbill and Craig Haubert note that Washington four-star 2018 verbal QB commit Jacob Sirmon is "reminiscent of a bigger version of [Washington sophomore QB Jake Browning]."

"Already in the mold of a Power 5 pocket passer," the ESPN recruiting duo wrote, "Sirmon is big and polished with a pro-style skillset and high football IQ. He'll have prototypical size and arm strength to make all the college throws as freshman." Luginbill and Haubert believe that not only does the 6-foot-4, 218-pounder have the requisite athletic tools, he also has the smarts to make waves early in his career with the Huskies. "Sirmon sees the field well, processes quickly and makes smart decisions on where to go with the football," according to the analysts. Sirmon surfaces at No. 15 on the ESPN Junior 300.
Jul 30 - 6:31 PM

Washington received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017 S Brandon McKinney.

McKinney and family took an unofficial visit to Washington this weekend and the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder opted to take the commitment plunge after meeting with HC Chris Petersen on Sunday morning. He ranks as Scout.com's No. 233 overall prospect for the 2017 cycle. Outlet analyst Greg Biggins notes that the Orange County native is "easily among the elite safety recruits in the region" due to his "surprising confidence" and range in the field. Pac-12 outfits Arizona State, Cal, USC and UCLA were all chasing McKinney's commitment before he decided he would take his talents to the Pacific Northwest.
Source: Scout.com
Jul 17 - 12:28 PM

Washington HC Chris Petersen tried to minimize expectations for 2016 at Pac-12 Media Days.

"We have as much hype as the new Pokemon game that nobody knows nothing about," Petersen said. "That's us." Jokes about the latest app craze aside, he suggested that projections for double-digit wins, a Pac-12 title or even an underdog Playoff run might be a little sunny at this point. "I think it might be more work and harder to get over that hump than to get right [to the plateau]. We've been right there. But I think it's going to be harder to get over that. I don't think that's what a lot of people understand. I don't think people know how difficult that is." Last season, his squad finished the campaign with blowout wins over Oregon State and Washington State before closing matters with a 44-31 win over Southern Miss in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. They came away from the season sporting a 7-6 record. Athlon Sports tabbed the Huskies as the No. 11 team in the country back in May.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 16 - 3:03 PM

Pro Football Focus pegs Washington junior CB Sidney Jones as the No. 61 returning player in college football.

"The NFL has already taken notice as he’s six-feet tall and he broke up eight of his 80 targets last season while intercepting four more," Steve Palazzolo wrote. "After and up-and-down freshman season, Jones took big strides as a sophomore and another step forward could have Washington competing for a Pac-12 title." Back in May, ESPN's Mel Kiper slotted Jones No. 20 on his initial Big Board.
Jul 15 - 5:17 PM

Washington hired former Cal HC Jeff Tedford to serve as a consultant.

Tedford won't be involved in the coaching of the players themselves, according to Huskies HC Chris Petersen, but will instead be involved with meetings and film study. Other roles for his consultancy figure to be defined in August. Tedford is Cal's all-time winningest coach and went 82-57 during his time with the Golden Bears. Most recently, he served as head coach for the B.C. Lions of the CFL. The Lions went just 7-11 and Tedford resigned in December. Now, onward to Washington. "What prompted this was he wanted to get back into college football," Petersen explained, "and there wasn't an opportunity out there for him this year to become a head coach or some other position like that and he knows a lot of guys on our staff." Indeed, Tedford and Petersen were both assistants with Oregon from 1998-2000.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 15 - 4:01 PM


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