UW 2015 Class: Help Is Coming

Today likely wraps up Washington's 2015 recruiting as 22 of the Huskies 24 commits will sign their letters-of-intent. In the second installment of our look at the class, we focus on 10 players who have a chance to play this fall, but may have the opportunity to redshirt if they aren't quite ready to see the field...

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It’s hard not to picture Elijah Qualls when you see McCoy in person. From the long hair to his body style to his infectious personality, McCoy is almost an exact mirror of the Husky third-year sophomore defensive lineman. McCoy seems like a guy that could come in and play right away, but the Huskies may have the luxury of being able to redshirt him if he’s not ready as they have plenty of bodies to choose from up front.


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Warren’s stock soared following the 2014 football season as several schools came calling, but when Washington made a strong run at him in early December, that was all she wrote. Warren’s abilities as a pass-rusher make him a perfect fit at the “BUCK” linebacker spot and he should be a force to be reckoned with in a short amount of time. Will he play this fall? With Hau’oli Kikaha graduating, there’s an opportunity in front of him, but he’ll have a lot of competition to play that spot once he arrives at Montlake this summer.


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When “the Hen” committed to UW, many in Husky nation exhaled a huge sigh of relief. Roberts has been a dominant player at the best football program in the state since he was a sophomore and he comes in ready to make a name for himself with the Huskies. Because Bellevue doesn’t throw the ball much, many think he’ll need a year or two before he can push for playing time as he needs to develop as a pass-blocker, but don’t rule out the possibility of him forcing his way into the two-deeps with his athleticism, motor and work-ethic.


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There was some debate on where Pounds would start his Husky football career, but we’ve been able to verify that Pounds will begin as a wideout and then we’ll see what happens. Washington wanted explosive playmakers at wide receiver and that’s exactly what Pounds is and why he’ll be outside on offense. Will he play right away? Well, Dante Pettis did and Pounds’ game is very comparable to UW’s sophomore receiver. However, we’ll just have to wait and see how he adapts to the college game and if there is enough room for him to play or if he can redshirt and gain some size on what is a pretty lean frame.


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Renfro was a huge get for the Dawgs. Sure, Scout.com sees him as a better fit at safety, but the Huskies are projecting him at receiver. With the lack of bodies at the position, like Pounds, the Huskies are going to give Renfro every opportunity to earn playing time this fall. How much he plays will depend on his route-running and his ability to pick up the system. He’s a difference-maker outside and he should see the field at some point this season.


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With the loss of Evan Hudson to graduation, the Huskies are looking for a player to play the five-technique and Scrempos fits that bill perfectly. Scrempos is long and athletic and he will push for playing time this fall although he might need a year or two in the weight room before he sees the field.


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With the loss of two starters at linebacker, there is a chance that Bartlett could see plenty of action in the fall, however, he still needs to add some size and strength so it's not quite that easy to predict what will happen with him. Besides that, Bartlett will still need to battle several older players including Keishawn Bierria, Azeem Victor and Scotty Lawyer for reps. If anything, don't be surprised to see him mostly on special teams where his speed, athleticism and hard-hitting reputation could be a real asset.


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Baccellia committed to Washington in the summer and was offered by several coaches who know something about wide receiver recruiting in Mike Leach (WSU) and David Cutcliffe (Duke). Baccellia likely is headed for a redshirt season while he puts on some size, but with the dearth of wide receiver bodies and no established starters returning, don't count him out of the mix at receiver this fall.


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Manu will show up this spring for at least part of spring ball and likely all of it and he is the one player who has the size necessary to play right away. Manu was a team-captain on the best big school in Idaho and he'll likely see playing time on special teams at the least and as a regular linebacker in certain sets.


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Sterk could wind up being a huge steal for the Huskies who took their time in evaluating the talented player from up near the Canadian border. Sterk runs really well (he's a hurdler in track) and he was a very productive player for Lynden the past couple of years. While he didn't garner a ton of attention early on, Washington offered late and Oregon was very close to extending an offer his way as well.



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