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August 4, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Huskies fall camp observations, Day 1 (newcomers edition)

Sophomore quarterback Cyler Miles (10) and freshman QB K.J. Carta-Samuels practice ball-control during UW's afternoon practice Monday. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Sophomore quarterback Cyler Miles (10) and freshman QB K.J. Carta-Samuels practice ball-control during UW’s afternoon practice Monday. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Notes and observations from UW’s first fall-camp practice at Husky Stadium:

Gear: Helmets, shorts and (new) jerseys. No pads.

Weather: Sunny and hot.

Quarterback quick reads:

— Sophomore Cyler Miles, suspended for all of spring ball, had his first practice with the new coaching staff, sharing snaps with freshman K.J. Carta-Samuels.

Plays of the day: Miles’ best throw was lofted beautifully over the shoulder of freshman WR Dante Pettis near the right sideline during a 7-on-7 passing drill. Carta-Samuels put a nice touch on a pass over a linebacker to find freshman TE Drew Sample in the middle of the field.

Noteworthy:

— The rust did show for Miles, though: Freshmen safeties Jojo McIntosh and Lavon Washington intercepted Miles on back-to-back throws across the middle during 7-on-7. (Though, to be fair, we don’t know what the routes were.)

— Carta-Samuels was intercepted once, by freshman CB Darren Gardenhire, who returned it for a would-be pick-six. FS Budda Baker dropped another would-be interception.

Freshman free safety Budda Baker at his first UW practice today. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Freshman free safety Budda Baker at his first UW practice today. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Other practice highlights:

Chris Petersen approached the defense at the end of practice and told the youngsters: “You guys are good. You got 3 turnovers, so you don’t have to run. … (But) it should’ve been 6.”

— If you’re counting at home, that’s six turnovers forced and one touchdown scored by the defense, which didn’t allow an offensive touchdown in any team period. An impressive shut-down day, for sure.

— Freshman DL Jaylen Johnson had a touch sack of Carta-Samuels in the final 11-on-11 drill. Fellow freshman DL Kaleb McGary, charging hard from the right edge, had a clear shot on Carta-Samuels’ blind side but pulled up.

Noteworthy:

— Lake Stevens QB Jacob Eason, one of the nation’s top recruits for the Class of 2016, watched practice from the Husky Stadium sideline, wearing UW shorts. He committed to Georgia last month.

— Two walk-ons have been added to the roster: CB Drew Before out of Spokane’s Shadle Park HS, and WR John Gardner out of Inglemoor HS.

Injuries:

— Freshman walk-on cornerback Aaron Chapman (knee), who joined the team for spring drills, did not practice.

Next: Huskies practice at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Husky Stadium. It’s closed to the public. 

A look at the freshmen, with heights, weights and jersey numbers (courtesy GoHuskies.com):

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