Practice Impressions: Day Three

With the upper body pads now on and the sun beaming down, it had a feel of spring ball at the Huskies third practice of the week. However, despite what appeared to be the perfect practice, UW head coach Steve Sarkisian revealed at the end of the session one player had elected to transfer.

One out: Little used running back Dezden Petty, who had just finished up his redshirt sophomore year, has chosen to transfer from the University of Washington, head coach Steve Sarkisian announced at the end of practice. More changes are expected to come as Washington gets down to 85 before the start of fall camp.

Plethora of options: While working on special teams, seen catching punts were Marvin Hall, Kasen Williams, James Johnson, Bishop Sankey, Kevin Smith, Kendyl Taylor, Jaydon Mickens and Gregory Ducre. Incoming freshman John Ross is also expected to be in the same group when he arrives on campus.

It's all about footwork: New quarterback coach Marques Tuiasosopo spent a considerable amount of time before practice having all five scholarship quarterbacks working on footwork while taking snaps under center. A big focus appeared to be made on looking off receivers and going through progressions while rotating hips.

Sankey's ball: Once again, Bishop Sankey proved he is the biggest game changing player on the field for Washington. Cutting on a dime, the junior running back sliced his way to several big runs against an overmatched Husky defense.

Blocking the blitz: Also, UW running backs had a specific drill to focus on picking up blitzing linebackers. Sankey performed particularly well. However, Erich Wilson often found himself getting driven back into the quarterback.

What more can you say: Austin Seferian-Jenkins is a man among boys. Securing catch after catch, the elite tight end was often ripping his way through what would be pass interference penalties to reel in everything that came his way. No one could stop the big man today.

Speed to burn: Troy Williams flashed his speed today in a brief designed QB run. The early enrollee managed to get the corner before the play was called dead. Williams also flashed the strongest arm on the team with a very tight spiral.

Its real now: Although the practice was fairly low key, Micah Hatchie and Scott Lawyer got after it a little bit after one play. It took a second whistle for both players to regain composure.

Faces in the crowd: Of the recruits that were identified, Sean Constantine, Andrew Kirkland, Ryan Turman, Kaleb McGary and Benning Potoae were all in attendance. This is the second time Turman has made it out and third time for Constantine. Also making an appearance was future NFL cornerback Desmond Trufant.

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