The Huskies are on the field as we speak, a full-pads practice at the stadium and what at the moment is a little sun.
Also in attendance is Mercer Island QB Jeff Lindquist, taking in the practice with his mom.
Lindquist, regarded as the top QB prospect in the state for the Class of 2012, had said he would attend a UW practice this week in anticipation of possibly making a decision on May 1. He has said he has narrowed his choices to UW and Stanford and was nominated yesterday to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Also there today is Aziz Shittu, a four-star DT from Atwater, Calif as well as 2011 signee Danny Shelton, a DL from Auburn.
As noted, the team is in full pads, and that includes LT Senio Kelemete for the first time since the second week of drills. Kelemete has been sidelined with a plantar fascia injury, but was out there during the early periods again working with the first team. That had the UW OL looking this way left to right in the early periods —- Kelemete, Colin Tanigawa, Drew Schaefer, Colin Porter and Skyler Fancher. Fancher, a senior, has stepped in at RT the past week with Ben Riva out (and he’s still out today) and earned praise from UW coach Steve Sarkisian.
Also still out is FB Zach Fogerson, but also returning to work is CB Quinton Richardson, who was out a couple days last week with a slight concussion.
And also watching practice today is former UW coach Jim Lambright. I talked briefly with Lambright who said the first thing that struck his eye was freshman TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins. “He looks like the kind of guys we used to have (at tight end),” Lambright said. Lambright spent a lot of the early going talkinjg with former UW player Jason Chroak, who was Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year under Lambright in 1996. One of his highlight performances that year was sacking Sarkisian three times in a win over BYU (which I’ve attached below just for the heck of it).
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And lastly, a reminder that the second episode of the ESPN series “Three for the Show” featuring Jake Locker debuts at 5 p.m.