In no particular order, here are five offensive players to watch for the Huskies in 2015.
RB Dwayne Washington (Junior, 6-foot-2, 219 pounds)
2014 recap: 132 carries, 697 yards, 5.3 yards per carry, 9 touchdowns, long rush of 68 yards
Why watch?: Washington flashed enough promise as a true freshman — despite a couple fumbles against Illinois — that many believed he would immediately seize the Huskies’ top tailback spot and never let go. Eventually, he did, though he was slowed in 2014 by a chest injury and didn’t emerge as UW’s No. 1 back until the final quarter of the season. He made up for lost time as best he could, rushing for 100 yards or more in the Huskies’ final three regular season games (he was quiet in the Cactus Bowl), including touchdown runs of 51 and 60 yards against Washington State. As a junior in 2015, Washington should be the favorite to start at tailback from Day 1, though Lavon Coleman and Deontae Cooper should provide spirited competition during spring and fall camp. Read more »
Lots of radio yesterday, particularly with the Seattle Sports Star Banquet being held. Instead of breaking them into separate posts, I figured I’d put them all on one. So here’s some audio of past Husky, Jake Locker (two interviews), current Husky, Keith Price (two interviews) and future Husky Jake Eldrenkamp.
Here’s Locker’s interview with KJR, followed by his interview with 710 ESPN
The Huskies have apparently added some much needed offensive line depth on Tuesday when Bellevue offensive linemen Jake Eldrenkamp (highlight video above) announced on his facebook page that he would be signing with the Huskies on Feb. 1
Eldrenkamp was supposed to announce his decision on Wednesday on the Dave “Softy” Mahler show – the whole Bellevue grad thing.
But with rampant speculation on Twitter and some criticism trickling in, Eldrenkamp changed his mind and decided to do it his own way.