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February 8, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Scholarship breakdown by class and position

In the wake of yesterday’s post listing the players by class, some of you asked for a breakdown by position and class year. So here we go:

QUARTERBACK
Keith Price, So.
Nick Montana, RFr.
Derrick Brown, Fr.

TOTAL: 3.
COMMENT: Antavius Sims will also be available to play QB, but I will list him in the defensive backs area later, where it’s probably more accurate to place him. Ideally, UW would have at least one more full-time QB on scholarship. But Sims provides an immediate buffer in the case of an emergency

RUNNING BACK
Johri Fogerson, Jr./Sr.
Chris Polk, Jr.
Jesse Callier, So.
Zach Fogerson, So.
Kimo Makaula, So.
Deontae Cooper, RFr.
Dezden Petty, Fr.
Bishop Sankey, Fr.

TOTAL: 8.
COMMENT: The breakdown essentially is five TBs and three FBs, and the depth here appears just fine, especially if Cooper returns to full health this season. I list J. Fogerson as either/or on his class year since there is no official word on that decision yet. But it seems likely he will get the year back.

RECEIVER
Devin Aguilar, Sr.
Cody Bruns, Sr.
Jermaine Kearse, Sr.
Jordan Polk, Sr.
James Johnson, Jr.
Luther Leonard, Jr.
Kevin Smith, So.
DiAndre Campbell, RFr.
Jamaal Jones, Fr.
Marvin Hall, Fr.
Joshua Perkins, Fr.
Kasen Williams, Fr.

TOTAL: 12.
COMMENT: UW may have some of its best depth, and most balanced by class, at this spot than any other. UW will lose four seniors next year, one reason it needed to get some WRs this year.

TIGHT END
Marlion Barnett, So.
Michael Hartvigson, RFr.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Fr.

TOTAL: 3.
COMMENT: This spot may be in better shape than it would appear simply looking at that total if you consider that walk-on Evan Hudson could also be in the mix for playing time, and how UW uses players at other spots to sometimes fill tight end roles. Also, Jarret Finau could play here, as well. But UW could use another TE or two in next year’s class, as well.

OFFENSIVE LINE
Skyler Fancher, Sr.
Senio Kelemete, Sr.
Nick Wood, Sr.
Mykenna Ikehara, Jr.
Drew Schaefer, Jr.
Erik Kohler, So.
Colin Porter, So.
James Atoe, RFr.
Mike Criste, RFr.
Micah Hatchie, RFr.
Ben Riva, RFr.
Colin Tanigawa, RFr.
Dexter Charles, Fr.
Siosifa Tufunga, Fr.

TOTAL: 14.
COMMENT: In reality, that total should probably be 15, if you throw in Daniel Kanczugowski, a walk-on put on scholarship last year. But I’m taking it literally that those are one-year deals and there’s no assurance he is back on scholarship next year for the purposes of this drill. Ideally, you’d like a few more OLs. You’d also ideally like to have more experience at this spot (a lack of which is due largely to a lot of washouts in earlier classes). Obviously, UW tried to sign a couple of other linemen for this year’s class and couldn’t get it done. The Class of 2012, however, is said to be as strong in OLs on the West Coast as it has been in years, so expect the Huskies to sign five or so next year.

DEFENSIVE LINE
Kalani Aldrich, Sr.
Alamede Ta’amu, Sr.
Everrette Thompson, Sr.
Talia Crichton, Jr.
Semisi Tokolahi, Jr.
Hau’oli Jamora, So
Sione Potoa’e, So.
Chris Robinson, So.
Andrew Hudson, RFr.
Lawrence Lagafuaina, RFr.
Josh Shirley, RFr.
Connor Cree, Fr.
Danny Shelton, Fr.
Taniela Tupou, Fr.

TOTAL: 14.
COMMENT: Just about optimum depth here in terms of numbers, and also pretty good in terms of overall class balance. I count eight players who are primarily ends and six as primarily tackles, and with Ta’amu now a senior, getting another tackle or two next year is needed.

LINEBACKER
Cort Dennison, Sr.
Jordan Wallace, Jr.
Princeton Fuimaono, So.
Garret Gilliland, So.
Cooper Pelluer, So.
Tim Tucker, So.
Thomas Tutogi, So.
Victor Burnett, RFr.
Jamaal Kearse, RFr.
Travis Feeney, Fr.
Jarett Finau, Fr.
Scott Lawyer, Fr.
Matthew Lyons, Fr.
John Timu, Fr.
Corey Waller, Fr.

TOTAL: 15.
COMMENT: Just fine in terms of numbers at this spot, but obviously very young overall. The Huskies hit this position hard in recruiting this year, getting a number of players who could play the OLB/rush end type roles with plans to maybe incoporate more 3-4-type looks in the defense in the future.

DEFENSIVE BACKS
Marquis Persley, Sr.
Quinton Richardson, Sr.
Nate Fellner, Jr.
Justin Glenn, Jr.
Anthony Gobern, Jr.
Adam Long, Jr.
Antavius Sims, Jr.
Desmond Trufant, Jr.
Greg Walker, Jr.
Greg Ducre, So.
Sean Parker, So.
Will Shamburger, So.
Taz Stevenson, So.
Marcus Peters, Fr.
James Sample, Fr.
Evan Zeger, Fr.

TOTAL: 16.
COMMENT: As a further breakdown, there are nine safeties — Persley, Fellner. Glenn, Walker, Parker, Shamburger, Stevenson, Sample and Zeger; and seven cornerbacks — everyone else. Overall, the depth in terms of numbers seems fine here, though getting another CB or two will be necessary for the 2012 class.

KICKERS
Erik Folk
Will Mahan

TOTAL: 2.
COMMENT: Both are seniors, so the Huskies figure to be on the hunt for a kicker of two for the Class of 2012, though intrigungly, Steve Sarkisian said Derrick Brown will be thrown right into the competition at punter this fall. If he can pull that off, that could give UW some scholarship flexibility.

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