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January 15, 2007 at 6:43 PM

Another new Husky

The Huskies have added some needed depth to their secondary for next season with the addition of cornerback Bryon Davenport, who played at UCLA in 2005 as Bryon Velega. Here’s a profile of Davenport who committed to Washington State last month — he said it was the weekend after the USC-UCLA game — before then deciding to keep his options open, especially when the Huskies began to show more serious interest in him.
He visited UW this weekend and then decided to become a Husky, instead.
The 5-11, 190-pounder will have two years to play two and obviously figures to compete for immediate playing time at the cornerback spot as the Huskies will lose Dashon Goldson and Matt Fountaine — two of their top three corners from the 2006 team.
Davenport said he committed to UW because of the opportunity and because he simply loved Seattle.
“It was just beautiful up there,” he said.
He also said he likes the direction of the program under Tyrone Willingham and that he has a long history with Husky secondary coach J.D. Williams, calling him “a genius” and saying that Cal is the school he favored coming out of Long Beach Poly High School because of the presence of Williams.
Instead, he said he went to UCLA mostly to keep his family happy.
“It wasn’t my choice,” he said. “I never wanted to go to UCLA. I was never happy there.”
He left UCLA last spring after having made 25 tackles in spot duty for the Bruins in 2005. Since he redshirted in 2004, he will have just two years to play two. He had season-highs of four tackles against Oregon State and Arizona and had two in UCLA’s 21-17 win over the Huskies at the Rose Bowl that season. He said he changed his name for family reasons as Velega was his step-father’s name.
He has been attending El Camino CC since then but did not play football last fall. He said he should be done with classes there by March 5 so he will be able to enroll at UW in time for spring football.
His commitment gives UW 23 solid commits for the Class of 2007.

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