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February 18, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Huskies looking for a walk-on QB

The Huskies are on the lookout for a new walk-on quarterback as Taylor Bean has decided not to return to the team, the school confirmed this week.
Bean, a graduate of Skyview High in Vancouver, Wash., had been part of the team the last three seasons and would have been a junior in 2010. He played in two games in 2008, including scoring a rushing touchdown in the season-ending loss at Cal (the last UW TD of the Tyrone Willingham era, I might add, making him the answer to a very obscure trivia question). Here are Bean’s UW stats.
He didn’t see any action last season, however.
His departure is noteworthy because the Huskies are suddenly thin at the QB spot with junior-to-be Ronnie Fouch also transferring after the season, to Indiana State.
That leaves UW with three quarterbacks for the spring — Jake Locker, redshirt freshman Keith Price and true freshman Nick Montana. Bean was the only walk-on QB last season, so the Huskies at the moment appear to have just three QBs total on the roster. (And as some of you have pointed out since I first posted this, Locker is technically a walk-on now due to his contract with the Angels. So technically, UW already has a walk-on QB.)
No question they want to have more than that on the roster when the fall rolls around.
And one candidate to be a walk-on QB, I’ve been informed, is Josh Yoder of Canby High in Canby, Ore. (here is his MaxPreps.com profile). Word is his school has traditionally run a Wing-T offense, so his stats weren’t real high, one reason he may have slipped under the radar are a bit. But indications are that he could be coming to UW as a walk-on QB. The school cannot confirm walk-ons until they enroll. Since they don’t sign letters-of-intent or scholarship papers, walk-ons remain recruitable athletes until they enroll.

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