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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

August 10, 2009 at 10:01 AM

First day scholarship tracker

Here it is, the first day of a new season. We’ll have lots of coverage here throughout the day with practicing beginning at 3 p.m. I have few more things to get to before practice starts, and then we’ll have coverage afterward.
But figured a good thing to start with on the first day is an updated look at the team’s scholarship situation.
So here we go, by position.
QUARTERBACK
Jake Locker, Jr.
Ronnie Fouch, Soph.
Keith Price, Fr.
TOTAL — 3
COMMENT — Just three for this season but Nick Montana has already committed for 2010, giving UW four going forward. As added depth, UW also has Taylor Bean as a walk-on.
TAILBACK
Johri Fogerson, Soph.
Willie Griffin, Soph.
Curtis Shaw, Soph.
Brandon Yakaboski, Soph.
Demitrius Bronson, Fr.
Chris Polk, Fr.
TOTAL — 6
COMMENT — This position has undergone as much change as any since the spring with the permanent loss of three players and the temporary loss off Yakaboski to injury, as well as the addition of Fogersron. To be clear, while Yakaboski is not on the fall camp roster, he remains part of the team and on scholarship. But UW will have five TBs for fall camp.
FULLBACK
Paul Homer, Sr.
Austin Sylvester, Jr.
Kimo Makaula, Fr.
TOTAL — 3
COMMENT — Makaula had been listed as a TE/athlete when he signed but is now listed as a fullback, adding to the depth there. Huskies have already taken further steps to replace Homer getting a commitment from Zach Fogerson for 2010.
WIDE RECEIVER
D’Andre Goodwin, Jr.
Devin Aguilar, Soph.
Cody Bruns, Soph.
Jermaine Kearse, Soph.
Jordan Polk, Soph.
Anthony Boyles, Fr.
Luther Leonard, Fr.
Vince Taylor, Fr.
James Johnson, Fr.
TOTAL — 9
COMMENT — Huskies will have just eight scholarship players for camp with Taylor also out right now with an injury and not on the fall camp roster. A few walk-ons add to the depth here, notably junior Tony Chidiac who has seen game action.
TIGHT END
Dorson Boyce, Jr.
Kavario Middleton, Soph.
Chris Izbicki, Soph.
Marlion Barnett, Fr.
TOTAL — 4
COMMENT —Middleton and Izbicki obviously are hugely promising talents and how they go will determine how good this position will be the next few years. Also, some decent walk-ons here, as well, such as Romeo Savant, to pump up the numbers.
OFFENSIVE LINE
Nick Scott, Sr.
Morgan Rosborough, Sr.
Ben Ossai, Sr.
Cody Habben, Jr.
Ryan Tolar, Jr.
Senio Kelemete, Soph.
Skyler Fancher, Soph.
Mark Armelin, Soph.
Scott Shugert, Soph.
Drew Schaefer, Fr.
Terrence Thomas, Fr.
Mykenna Ikehara, Fr.
TOTAL — 12
COMMENT — Loss of Matt Sedillo (fixed from earlier entry) and the inability of Daniel Mafoe to make it in (at least at the moment) leave Huskies a little thin here in overall numbers. But while there had been earlier rumblings of a position change to add to the depth here, so far there hasn’t been any.
DEFENSIVE LINE
Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, Sr.
Darrion Jones, Sr.
De’Shon Matthews, Jr.
Cameron Elisara, Jr.
Kalani Aldrich, Soph.
Alameda Ta’amu, Soph.
Nick Wood, Soph.
Tyrone Duncan, Soph.
Everrette Thompson, Soph.
Craig Noble, Fr.
Talia Crichton, Fr.
Andru Pulu, Fr.
Chris Robinson, Fr.
Semisi Tokolahi, Fr.
TOTAL — 14.
COMMENT — Another spot where if the youngsters start to progress, this will begin to be a fairly balanced position with a pretty good distribution of players in each class. Pulu is now a DE after coming in advertised as potentially an LB, making up in numbers here for the loss of Johnny Tivao.
LINEBACKERS
Donald Butler, Sr.
E.J. Savannah, Sr.
Josh Gage, Sr.
Trenton Tuiasosopo, Sr.
Matt Houston, Jr.
Mason Foster, Jr.
Cort Dennison, Soph.
Kurt Mangum, Fr.
Tim Tucker, Fr.
Jordan Wallace, Fr.
TOTAL — 10
COMMENT — Gage, a former walk-on, remains listed in the media guide for 2009 as on scholarship. With four seniors, three of whom project as starters or significant contributors this season, the Huskies will have some rebuilding to do here in 2010. In fact, this looms as the only real position where at the moment you would think the Huskies could be weaker in 2010 than 2009 (with the possible exception of the D-line with Te’o-Nesheim and Jones departing).
DEFENSIVE BACKS
Jason Wells, Sr.
Dominique Gaise, Jr.
Vonzell McDowell Jr., Jr.
Nate Williams, Jr.
Matt Mosley, Jr.
Victor Aiyewa, Jr.
David Batts, Soph.
Quinton Richardson, Soph.
Alvin Logan, Soph.
Marquis Persley, Soph.
Greg Walker, Fr.
Adam Long, Fr.
Justin Glenn, Fr.
Anthony Gobern, Fr.
Will Shamburger, Fr.
Nate Fellner, Fr.
Desmond Trufant, Fr.
TOTAL — 17
COMMENT — Bodies aren’t the issue here. UW will have lots of options going forward. Key is obviously going to be finding enough good ones.
SPECIALISTS
Danny Morovick (snapper), Sr.
Will Mahan (punter) Jr.
Erik Folk (PK), Soph.
TOTAL — 3
COMMENT — Huskies will need a deep snapper after this season but have some walk-on candidates already on the roster. UW also is obviously going after another scholarship kicker given the recruitment of Alejandro Maldonado.
TOTALS BY CLASS
Senior — 12
Junior — 17
Sophomore — 25
Freshmen — 27
COMMENT — If I have done this all correctly, that adds up to 81, four under the maximum number of scholarship players allowed. (I double checked the total number with the latest UW roster and it also adds up to 81 scholarship players.)
So that obviously makes it even more likely UW will have room for close to a full class for 2010, as well as leaving room if the outstanding JC guys make it in — or if a transfer or walk-on proves worthy of a scholarship during the season.

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