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June 21, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Scholarship breakdown

I’ve had a few requests for a breakdown of UW’s scholarships, especially with the recent recruiting activity. That always leads to the obvious quesiton of how many rides the Huskies have to offer for the Class of 2012.

Anybody who has read this space even semi-regularly should know my response to that — it’s just about impossible to determine a black-and-white answer this early in the process. So much can, and almost always does, happen between now and when those players would enroll in late Sept., 2012 that everything at this point has to be spoken of in generalities.

But obviously we can get a better sense of about where UW may stand by looking at the scholarship numbers now, so let’s examine each class.

SENIORS
RB Johri Fogerson
WR Devin Aguilar
WR Cody Bruns
WR Jermaine Kearse
OL Skyler Fancher
OL Senio Kelemete
OL Nick Wood
DL Alameda Ta’amu
DL Everrette Thompson
LB Cort Dennison
CB Marquis Persley
CB Quinton Richardson
PK Erik Folk
P Will Mahan
TOTAL — 14

JUNIORS
RB Chris Polk
WR James Johnson
WR Luther Leonard
OL Drew Schaefer
DL Talia Crichton
DL Semisi Tokolahi
LB Jordan Wallace
S Nate Fellner
S Justin Glenn
CB Anthony Gobern
CB Adam Long
CB Antavius Sims
CB Desmond Trufant
S Greg Walker
TOTAL — 14.

SOPHOMORES
QB Keith Price
RB Jesse Callier
RB Zach Fogerson
WR Kevin Smith
TE Marlion Barnett
OL Erik Kohler
OL Colin Porter
DL Hau’oli Jamora
DL Sione Potoa’e
LB Princeton Fuimaono
LB Garret Gilliland
LB Cooper Pelluer
LB Tim Tucker
LB Thomas Tutogi
CB Greg Ducre
S Sean Parker
S Will Shamburger
S Taz Stevenson
TOTAL — 18.

REDSHIRT FRESHMEN
QB Nick Montana
RB Deontae Cooper
WR DiAndre Campbell
TE Michael Hartvigson
OL James Atoe
OL Mike Criste
OL Micah Hatchie
OL Ben Riva
OL Colin Tanigawa
DL Andrew Hudson
DL Lawrence Lagafuaina
DL Josh Shirley
LB Victor Burnett
LB Jamaal Kearse
TOTAL — 14.

INCOMING FRESHMEN
QB Derrick Brown
RB Dezden Petty
RB Bishop Sankey
WR Jamaal Jones
WR Marvin Hall
WR Joshua Perkins
WR Kasen Williams
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
OL Dexter Charles
OL Siosifa Tufunga
DL Connor Cree
DL Danny Shelton
DL Taniela Tupou
LB Travis Feeney
LB Jarett Finau
LB Matthew Lyons
LB John Timu
LB Corey Waller
DB Marcus Peters
DB James Sample
DB Evan Zeger
TOTAL — 21.

COMMENTS: A couple quick notes — I deleted Kimo Makaula, who has transferred, and did not include Chris Robinson, who was not on the final post-spring depth chart with concerns about his knee injuries. And I left Austin Seferian-Jenkins and John Timu on the list of incoming freshmen since for the purposes of their eligibility, that’s what they are, still having five years to play four. I’m also leaving Johri Fogerson as a senior until we’re told otherwise. I also went in general terms with positions to give a clearer picture of the depth in each class at the overall position groupings.

If I’ve done my math right, that’s a total of 81, leaving UW with no concerns getting everyone in for this fall and room to put a few walk-ons on scholarship if desired — for the purposes of this chart, I left those guys off since it has always been clearly stated those are one-year renewables (technically, all scholarships are).

If you read this literally, being four under the total number of 85 now and having 14 seniors for next year would give UW 18 scholarships for the Class of 2012.

UW has 11 commitments already for that class, and remember that 2011 signee Scott Lawyer is scheduled to enroll in January. I’d assume he will still count against the 2011 class, but the bigger issue there is that he obviously will count against the total of 85.

But even with just 18 apparent openings at the moment, it’s not hard to see how a few more will open up — Chris Polk, for instance, is likely gone to the NFL after this season. And there are always health issues that crop up (Zach Fogerson’s concussions being the latest) and generally end a career or two. And who knows what else can happen between now and fall of 2012? I’d assume that’s what the coaches are assuming and that they are moving forward with a plan to sign pretty much a full class of 25.

What also obviously becomes stark looking at this list, however, is how young UW is overall, with just 28 juniors and seniors on next year’s roster (though that’s a number that will likely increase a little if walk-ons such as Jonathan Amosa again get put on scholarship).

UW also projects to be low in seniors in 2012, and given that the program is now in more stable footing, it’s possible that the Class of 2013 is the one where the Huskies could be a little light on scholarships to award.

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