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July 31, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Counting down the Top 10 Huskies — No. 8: Colin Porter

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We’ll continue our list of the top 10 Huskies entering 2011 training camp — which begins Aug. 8 — with the No. 8 player in our ratings, sophomore guard Colin Porter.

Porter (pictured right) a Bothell High grad arrived at UW last fall highly-touted, regarded as one of the readiest to play of the seven offensive linemen who signed in 2010.

He quickly lived up to that billing, moving into the starting lineup against Oregon State at right guard, and starting six of the last eight games of the season — UW was 4-2 in the games he started, which included each of the last three.

His six starts were the most for any true freshman UW offensive lineman since Chad Ward started nine games in 1997.

At 6-4, 307, he’s regarded as maybe the most powerful of Washington’s linemen, winning the “Construction Crew” weight lifting award at the post-season banquet.

Porter enters the 2011 season entrenched as a starting guard (though it sounds like there could be some shuffling of which side he plays depending on who fits elsewhere).

He also quickly earned a reputation as maybe the team’s best run blocker, which will be an even more critical trait this year as the Huskies most into the post-Jake Locker era, hoping to establish a consistent running game to take pressure off new QB Keith Price, especially early in the season.

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