Rice signed with Washington back in February, but because he was still recovering from an ACL injury he stuffered midway through his senior season, he decided to greyshirt and will enroll in January
One of the big things for Rice was sitting down with the coaches and discussing his future while also bonding with the players he'll be spending most of his time with once he gets to campus.
"I had a great time just getting to hang out with the players," Rice noted. "Those guys are going to be my brothers when I get there, so it was good to spend time with them and get to know them better.
"I also got to spend some time with coach (Jeff) Choate and he said he was really excited to get me up there and get things started."
When we last talked to Rice, he weighed in at about 235 pounds, but he told Dawgman.com that he has gained some good weight while maintaining his speed and quickness.
"I've been running a lot and doing agility drills, all that stuff," Rice said. "I'm right around 250, that's what they weighed me in at when I was up there, so I have some good weight on and I'm still pretty quick.
"My knee is back to 100%, so it's just been about getting stronger and more power in my legs and also just to keep grinding. That's been a big things because I really miss playing ball."
Rice will enroll at Washington in January so he can take part in the offseason workouts and be on campus for spring football.