Practice has begun for the 2010 Huskies — that’s a few of the offensive linemen working out to the right on what is an overcast day, with a little bit of drizzle (Erik Kohler is No. 75 in the picture, Chris Izbicki No. 4 and Marlion Barnett No. 18).
The big story for recruiting followers is that Gig Harbor tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is at practice, obviously taking another visit before making his decision public Aug. 16. He told ESPN.com’s Greg Biggins today that he is down to UW and Texas and that he has a week to make the decision. He said he “can’t go wrong with either school and that’s a plus, but it doesn’t make it any easier for me.”
As for the current team:
— Everybody appeared present and accounted for, including OL Skyler Fancher, about whom there was some speculation after the comments on Saturday of OL coach Dan Cozzetto that they may have to make a decision about whether Fancer’s leg can hold up.
— DEs Everrette Thompson and Kalani Aldrich were each out there practicing, appearing to rotate in with the second unit during the first 11-on-11 drill.
— The depth chart appeared as advertised, but of note, Victor Aiyewa was running with the first team at SLB.
— Here’s where I saw some of the freshmen OLs playing: Erik Kohler was running with the No. 2 unit at left tackle; Ben Riva was with the No. 3’s at right tackle, James Atoe at right guard, Colin Porter at center, Colin Tanigawa at left guard and Micah Hatchie at left tackle.
— Sean Parker was running with the No. 2 unit at strong safety. One thing to note is that he’s listed at 5-10. He has been all along by UW, but ESPN.com, to name one service, had him listed at 6-1 even while noting that he “lacks ideal size.” Parker and Taz Stevenson were each among those working with the return units.
— It was hard to tell early on if anyone was sitting out due to injury, but I didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary — but it’s a no-pads non-contact practice so not one where they would limit guys who may be limited once contact begins.
— Practice is supposed to end right around 5 p.m. so I’ll be back with more later following the end of practice and interview sessions.
August 9, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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