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Bleacher Report's Brad Shepard calls Washington senior RB Myles Gaskin the best "sidekick" in college football.

Shepard calls Gaskin the sidekick to Husky QB Jake Browning. We might argue that Browning is Gaskin's sidekick, but, semantics. Somewhat quietly, he's become Washington's all-time leader in rushing touchdowns (45) and he's just 51 rushing yards behind Napoleon Kaufman to become the leader in rushing yards. "With Browning back, the Huskies again are expected to be a balanced attack, and with Lavon Coleman off to the NFL, this is exclusively Gaskin's backfield," Shepard summarizes. A Heisman Trophy run is not out of the question.
Feb 18 - 11:58 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock ranks Washington TE Will Dissly fifth on his list of the top tight ends eligible for the 2018 NFL Draft

Dissly comes in only behind South Carolina's Hayden Hurst, South Dakota State's Dallas Goedert, Penn State's Mike Gesicki and Oklahoma's Mark Andrews. The 6-foot-4, 267-pound tight end didn't put up big numbers at Washington after converting from the defensive line, but he has obvious power as a blocker, and he showed receiving skills at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. If other teams are as high on Dissly as Mayock is, he could go before the end of the fourth round.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 16 - 8:00 PM

Adam Gorney of Rivals.com lists Washington as one of the teams that had the best quarterback classes in 2018.

Not only did Washington bring in two four-star quarterbacks -- Jacob Sirmon and Colson Yankoff -- the Huskies also got arguably the prized jewel of the transfer class in former Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason. "One more year for star quarterback Jake Browning and then the job will be open, and Washington did an excellent job landing two quarterbacks in this class who offer different skill sets," writes Gorney. "Sirmon is more of a pro-style passer with a rocket arm and Yankoff has more athletic ability who can also deliver passes all over the field." The quarterback battle in Seattle in 2019 will be fascinating to watch.
Source: Rivals
Feb 12 - 1:03 PM

Washington signed four-star 2018 DT Tuli Letuligasenoa, who had previously been verbally committed to USC.

Letuligasenoa had been committed to the Trojans since April of 2017, but he didn't sign in the early signing period, and Washington was able to procure his services. He ranks 114th on ESPN's list of the top 300 players in the class, and 247 Sports calls him the 8th best defensive tackle. It's a tremendous get for UW, and he could help the Huskies fill the massive -- literally and figuratively -- void of Vita Vea.
Feb 7 - 2:18 PM

Georgia junior QB Jacob Eason transferred to Washington.

Eason, a Washington native, was reported to be heading to the Huskies when he announced his transfer intentions in mid-January. It's official, now. The 6-foot-5, 235-pounder ranked as Rivals' No. 7 overall prospect coming out of high school as part of the 2016 cycle and went on to throw for 2,430 yards with a 16/8 TD/INT ratio while starting as a true freshman. He began the 2017 campaign as starter, too, but was supplanted by incoming five-star frosh Jake Fromm after he sustained a knee injury in the season-opener against Appalachian State. Fromm would go on to lead the Bulldogs to the national championship game. At Washington, Eason will have to sit out the 2018 season in order to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations. That works out fine for the Huskies, who already have senior Jake Browning atop the quarterbacking depth chart. Once Browning's moved on following the 2018 season, it'll be Eason's show. This is a perfect match for both player and team.
Feb 6 - 4:55 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes that Washington DT Vita Vea will "contribute immediately."

Vea ranks third on Jeremiah's list of 2018 rookies that will contribute immediately; only behind Penn State RB Saquon Barkley and Notre Dame G Quenton Nelson. "Vea will step right in and emerge as one of the NFL's best run defenders immediately," he writes. "He dominates interior offensive linemen and his lateral range is special for a man his size (6-foot-5, 340 pounds, per school measurements)." Jeremiah does note that Vea needs to improve his pass rush, but his ability to defend the run makes him a prospect that is ready right now.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 5 - 1:31 PM

Washington received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 S Julius Irvin.

Irvin (6'1/180) opted for Washington over fellow finalists USC and Alabama. He adds to a Huskies class which now ranks as the No. 10 class for 2018 on Rivals. Everything is shaking out well for UW, as not only are they slaying it on the recruiting trail, they returned multiple key draft-eligible starters and are likely to receive a transfer from former five-star QB Jacob Eason, to boot. For his part, Irvin has upside at corner and safety, but will need to add weight and work on his footwork technique before he's ready to contribute in Seattle.
Source: 247Sports
Feb 1 - 12:10 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2018 S Julius Irvin will make a pledge to one of Washington, Alabama or USC on Wednesday evening.

Irvin (6'1/180) was considering the likes of Michigan, Utah and Notre Dame during the fall, but those programs have fallen away. The Anaheim native -- ESPN 300's No. 250 overall prospect in the 2018 class -- is a rangy defender who could potentially play either corner or safety at the collegiate level. In terms of demerits, he still has work to do on the strength-and-conditioning front and his footwork could be a fair bit tighter.
Jan 31 - 6:57 PM

Washington received a verbal commitment from three-star 2019 RB Cameron Davis.

Davis hails from Oakland, a city that has been a key to Washington recruiting going back to the Don James days of the school. He ranks 43rd on 247 Sports list of top running backs, and 63rd overall in the always loaded state of California. The 6-foot, 185-pound tailback also had offers from Pac-12 schools like Cal and Utah. Huskies HC Chris Petersen has always been willing to rotate tailbacks, so Davis could be another compliment to the Salvon Ahmed, Sean McGrew tandem starting in 2019.
Source: 247 Sports
Jan 29 - 3:51 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah ranks Washington DT Vita Vea ninth on his updated top 50 prospects.

Vea was viewed as a divisive prospect for most of the year, largely due to perceptions-- substantiated or not -- of an inconsistent motor for his time with the Huskies. Jeremiah doesn't seem to be too concerned. "Vea is a massive defensive tackle prospect with remarkable power, quickness and agility," he writes. "He's a dominant run defender, routinely resetting the line of scrimmage against both individual blockers and double-teams." It should not shock anyone if the 6-foot-4, 346-pound defender is one of the first interior defenders off the board.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 29 - 3:27 PM

USC 2018 four star 2018 DT verbal commit Tuli Letuligasenoa will visit Washington this weekend.

Letuligasenoa committed to USC last April, but did not sign during the early period. Washington was one of his final schools before he chose to commit to the Trojans that spring. He's rated the eighth-best defensive tackle in the country, and would be a big addition to the Huskies defense if he did flip, potentially helping lessen the loss of Vita Vea to the NFL Draft.
Jan 28 - 4:02 PM

Washington four-star 2018 DB Kyler Gordon was named the Defensive MVP of the Polynesian Bowl.

Gordon (5'11/176) was a wrecking ball on Saturday, registering four tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a 49-yard touchdown off an interception in helping to lead Team Makai to a 31-14 win over Team Mauka. Not only did Gordon excel in the bowl itself, he was a consistent performer during the practice week, too. On the 247Sports composite board, the speedy, physical defensive back slots in at No. 185 overall.
Source: 247Sports
Jan 21 - 1:00 PM

Washington TE Will Dissly caught three passes for 54 yards for the American squad in a 23-0 loss to the National team on Saturday in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

Dissly (6'4/267) was converted from the defensive line to the tight end position, but you would have thought he was a natural there if you watched him on Saturday. He had a long gain of 32, but the most impressive play was a 12-yard catch where he leaped up and showed impressive footwork getting two feet in. Dissly is better as a blocker than as a receiver, but Saturday proved he's got some skill at both. He could be a late-round selection for a team looking for a third tight end.
Jan 20 - 7:40 PM

Brandon Huffman of 247 Sports named Washington 2018 commit Kyler Gordon the standout of Thursday's Polynesian Bowl practice.

Huffman's actual term was "Alpha Dog," which is fun. The four-star commit was reportedly all over the other receivers on Thursday, and Huffman reports he made an interception where he jumped the route and took it to the house. "Gordon has been one of the most consistent performers all week and shined on Day Three," Huffman wrote. The Huskies might have another star in their secondary.
Source: 247 Sports
Jan 18 - 8:33 PM

ESPN Football Analyst Mel Kiper Jr. projects the Dallas Cowoboys to take Washington DT Vita Vea with the 19th pick.

Kiper calls Vea a "freakish talent at 6-4, 346 pounds who can be a three-down player and add an interior pass-rush presence." While we don't disagree, it's tough to see a player who possesses those kind of skills falling out of the top 15 selections. That being said, Vea has had some questions about consistent effort. If he did fall to Dallas, Cowboy fans should commence to jumping for joy.
Source: ESPN
Jan 18 - 4:36 PM


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