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August 15, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Updated depth chart

We’re a week into fall camp, so I figured it might be time to update the depth chart a little bit. Remember, however, this is not the official depth chart, just how it appears from my vantage point.

Also, I’m trying to list as many players as I can but every single player may not be on here and no slight is intended, there’s just some spots it’s hard to detail everyone. And I’ve tried to update the heights and weights, as well.

Following each position is a brief comment.

OFFENSE
QUARTERBACK
Keith Price, 6-1, 195, RSo.
Nick Montana, 6-3, 203, RFr.
Derrick Brown, 6-3, 236, Fr.

COMMENT: Montana has had some good moments so far, but so has Price and there’s no change at the top. Brown has also raised some eyebrows with his play, though it figures that the Huskies will try to redshirt him this season.

TAILBACK
Chris Polk, 5-11, 222, RJr.
Jesse Callier, 5-10, 200, So.
Johri Fogerson, 6-1, 205, Sr./OR
Bishop Sankey, 5-10, 193, Fr.
COMMENT: The top two are set. Fogerson is still attempting to get back to 100 percent health. Sankey has had a good first week and given the depth here, seems a lot closer to playing this year.

FULLBACK
Jonathan Amosa, 5-11, 230, Jr.
Nick Holt, 5-11, 220, Fr.
Dezden Petty, 5-11, 214, Fr.
COMMENT: Holt has been one of the revelations of the first week, moving to fullback and moving quickly to backup status. At the moment, he seems in line to play this season.

RECEIVER
Devin Aguilar, 6-0, 188, Sr.
Cody Bruns, 5-11, 177, Sr.
William Chandler, 6-0, 184, Jr./OR
Jamaal Jones, 6-2, 180, Fr.
COMMENT: Lots of mixing and matching of position groups going on this time of year. Aguilar appears to still be with first group, though was out with an injury Saturday.

RECEIVER
Kevin Smith, 6-0, 197, So.
DiAndre Campbell, 6-1, 182, RFr.
Luther Leonard, 6-2, 195, Jr.
COMMENT: Smith has been solid so far and Campbell also appears to be working his way to getting some snaps.

RECEIVER
Jermaine Kearse, 6-2, 205, Sr.
Kasen Williams, 6-2, 212, Fr.
James Johnson, 6-0, 201, Jr.
Joshua Perkins, 6-3, 197, Fr.
COMMENT: Johnson may be better listed elsewhere, but this is the spot where he was on UW’s depth chart at the end of spring. Williams also appears to be getting most of his reps at this spot. But again, lots of mixing and matching and moving around of guys at the WR spots. Williams no doubt will get on the field a lot this season. Hard to get a read yet on Perkins’ progress.

TIGHT END
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, 6-6, 258, Fr./OR
Michael Hartvigson, 6-6, 254, RFr.
Evan Hudson, 6-6, 260, RFr.
Marlion Barnett, 6-2, 224, So./or
Cameron Salley, 6-4, 236, So.
COMMENT: Continues to be a much-improved position. The top two guys will each play a lot and Hudson will also likley get on the field quite a bit. Salley, a walk-on and transfer from UPS, earned praise this week from Sarkisian.

LEFT TACKLE
Senio Kelemete, 6-4, 301, Sr.
Micah Hatchie, 6-5, 285, RFr.
Dexter Charles, 6-4, 293,, Fr.
COMMENT: Underrated news of the first week is that Kelemete has looked 100 percent after the spring foot injury.

LEFT GUARD
Colin Tanigawa, 6-3, 297, Fr.
Nick Wood, 6-3, 303, Sr.
Ross Dolbec, 6-6, 302, Fr.
COMMENT: Sarkisian has raved about Tanigawa. And Wood appears healthy after missing the spring, adding some experienced depth inside.

CENTER
Drew Schaefer, 6-4, 301, Jr.
Colin Porter, 6-4, 322, So./OR
Mike Criste, 6-5, 280, RFr.
COMMENT: If something were to happen to Schaefer, Porter would likely move here and they’d shuffle other players to fill in at guard. Criste often handles snaps with second unit in practice. Tufunga also has gotten some looks here.

RIGHT GUARD
Colin Porter, 6-4, 322, So.
James Atoe, 6-6, 337, RFr.
Siosifa Tufunga, 6-2, 311, Fr.
COMMENT: Porter has bulked up a little bit and seems an even more imposing presence on the line.

RIGHT TACKLE
Erik Kohler, 6-5, 298, So.
Ben Riva, 6-6, 300, RFr.
Skyler Fancher, 6-5, 301, Sr.
COMMENT: Kohler has played this spot the first week but he obviously can also move inside, and we’ll see how this one plays out as camp progresses. But Sarkisian indicated late in the week he liked how the five starters were coming together. Fancher has also gotten some looks at guard and could add depth there.

DEFENSE
DEFENSIVE END
Everrette Thompson, 6-6, 272, Sr./OR
Talia Crichton, 6-3, 246, Jr.
Jarett Finau, 6-2, 254, Fr.
COMMENT: Crichton has usually been the starter here with Thompson inside at a DT spot. But UW also has used alignments with Thompson at end and Ta’amu/Shelton inside. Thompson will be an every-game starter, but his versatility gives UW some options up front and he may see some time at both end and tackle this year.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Everrette Thompson, 6-6, 272, Sr./OR
Sione Potoa’e, 6-2, 276, So./OR
Danny Shelton, 6-1, 334, Fr.
Semisi Tokolahi, 6-2, 334, So.
Tani Tupou, 6-1, 281, Fr.
COMMENT: Again, Thompson has seen time at end and tackle as the Huskies continue to experiment with some different looks. The No. 1 line that has seen the most time the first week has had Crichton and Jamora at end and Thompson and Ta’amu in the middle. If Thompson moves outside, you could see either Potoa’e or Shelton with the ones, with Tokolahi hoping to get healthy and into the mix.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Alameda Ta’amu, 6-3, 337, Sr.
Lawrence Lagafuaina, 6-0, 329, RFr.
COMMENT: Ta’amu a rock in the middle and Lagafuiania has dropped about 15 pounds and appears in better shape (and this is what is more accurately called nose tackle).

DEFENSIVE END
Hau’oli Jamora, 6-3, 247, So.
Andrew Hudson, 6-3, 231, RFR.
Connor Cree, 6-4, 231, Fr.
COMMENT: Jamora set in stone as a starter.

RUSH END
Josh Shirley, 6-3, 229, RFr.
Corey Waller, 6-0, 221 Fr.
COMMENT: UW created a position to declare Shirley’s potential importance to the defense. In a practice like Saturday’s, when UW concentrated on short-yardage stuff, you didn’t see this position used a lot.

MIDDLE LINEBACKER
Cort Dennison, 6-1, 234, Sr.
Thomas Tutogi, 6-0, 244, So.
Tim Tucker, 6-1, 240, So.
COMMENT: Huskies lost some depth here with the dismissal last week of Victor Burnett.

STRONGSIDE LINEBACKER
Princeton Fuimaono, 6-0, 215, So.
Jamaal Kearse, 6-2, 224, RFr.
Cooper Pelluer, 6-3, 225, So.
Scott Lawyer, 6-2, 198, Fr.
COMMENT: A wide-open spot entering camp, Fuimaono has consistently been the starter here the first week and appears to have taken a pretty strong hold.

WEAKSIDE LINEBACKER
John Timu, 6-1, 220, Fr./OR
Garret Gilliland, 6-0, 226, So.
Jordan Wallace, 6-0, 237, Jr.
COMMENT: Timu has been one of the surprise players the first week and at the moment, appears to have a slight edge on Gilliland, though I’d expect both to play quite a bit this year.

CORNERBACK
Quinton Richardson, 6-foot, 203, Sr.
Greg Ducre, 5-10, 173, So.
Marcus Peters, 5-11, 185,, Fr.
COMMENT: If Richardson is out for an extended period, then Ducre will elevate to the No. 1 spot, though Peters could get in that mix, as well.

CORNERBACK
Desmond Trufant, 6-0, 184, Jr.
Anthony Gobern, 5-11, 187, Jr.
Marquis Persley, 6-foot, 188, Sr.
COMMENT: Trufant has looked good so far.

FREE SAFETY
Nate Fellner, 6-1, 201, Jr.
Greg Walker, 5-10, 203, Jr.
Will Shamburger, 6-0, 192, So.
Travis Feeney, 6-4, 203, Fr.
COMMENT: Justin Glenn has played here some, as well — another position where the Huskies often use guys at both spots.

STRONG SAFETY
Sean Parker, 5-10, 202, So.
Justin Glenn, 5-11, 206, Jr.
Taz Stevenson, 6-1, 203, So./OR
James Sample, 6-1, 191, Fr.
COMMENT: Parker has returned healthy and has grabbed the No. 1 spot here. Glenn appears the No. 1 nickel back.

SPECIAL TEAMS
KICKER
Erik Folk, 5-11, 197, Sr.
Eric Guttorp, 5-7, 170, Sr.
COMMENT: Folk back for third year as starter. Sarkisian says they need to bolster his confidence this camp.

PUNTER
Kiel Rasp, 6-3, 215, Sr./OR
Will Mahan, 5-11, 200, Sr.
COMMENT: Doesn’t appear anything has happened to determine anything at this spot yet.

KICKOFF RETURN
Kevin Smith, 6-0, 197, So./OR
Jesse Callier, 5-10, 200, So.
COMMENT: Lots of newcomers also in the mix at these positions but it doesn’t appear that anything has been settled yet.

PUNT RETURN
Devin Aguilar, 6-0, 188, Sr.
Sean Parker, 5-10, 200, So
COMMENT: Ditto the above comment.

HOLDER
Cody Bruns, 5-11, 177, Sr.
COMMENT: Bruns was steady last year.

SNAPPER
Brendan Lopez, 6-0, 226, Sr.
COMMENT: Lopez also steady here a year ago.

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