UW coach Steve Sarkisian was a guest on ESPN 710 Seattle today, talking about the 2013 recruiting class, the quarterback competition and more.
You can listen here.
There’s no real significant news, but here are a couple of highlights:
— Asked about the perception that some fans may have been unhappy with the way the class ended, he said it’s natural that what happens most recently is what is what is focused on. But he noted that UW won a lot of battles early on for the likes of Darrell Daniels, John Ross and Elijah Qualls and that if those had happened at the end “everybody would have been jumping up and down about how great the class was.” He said UW didn’t get a couple of guys at the end but also were “able to hold on to some guys we had to fight to keep. … the end result is that we have a tremendous class, a very balanced one.”
— Asked who might play immediately, he gave an answer similar to that of yesterday, saying that it’s hard to name any specific players at this point. But he said the position groups where it makes sense to think some guys could play immediately are receiver, the defensive line and the secondary. “We’re going to get some help (from this class next year) but exactly where that’s going to come from time will tell,” he said.
— Asked about the quarterback spot and if there will be competition this year, he also gave a similar answer to what he has said in the past, saying there is always competition but that “the reality is our quarterback position, with the depth that we have now, is the best we have ever” had. He said the end result of that competition is that it should make everyone better and that “our goal is to get Keith (Price) back on track and playing the way he is capable of playing because when he’s going we are great.”
— There was also a question about the importance of other family members in recruiting. The player referenced when he mentions losing a player in this year’s class for family reasons is undoubtedly Daeshon Hall.