VIDEO: Drew Sample talks TE depth

Washington sophomore tight end Drew Sample spoke Thursday afternoon to the press after the Huskies' fourth day of fall camp, held on the east field next to Husky Stadium.

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On facing the best defense in the conference every day: “We compete and that’s what it’s all about. They’re definitely good and they have some good players over there so it’s good for us as an offense because we have to be on top of our game or we’ll get our butts kicked.”

On why he’s such a good blocker: “For me, I went to Newport High School and we didn’t throw the ball that much so I learned how to block first and then everything else came later. I like to catch balls and get open and stuff like that, but I’ll do whatever they need me to do.”

On the depth at tight end: “We have a really deep room and a lot of guys that compliment each other and so it’s been a lot of fun. As a group we hold ourselves to a high standard and I think we can do a lot.”

On his weight gain to 260 pounds: “It all kinda came with it. We have a great offseason program with the strength staff so just eating good and eating right I just sorta naturally just slowly gained weight. I like where I’m at right now. I’m moving really good with that.”

On what he weighed when he got to UW: “When I got here I was about 235 pounds. I’ve been (260) in the spring so I’ve had time to get used to it and I feel like my speed and everything has come along with it.”

On still driving the Prius: “I am. It’s a little beat up now, but I’m still driving it. It’s pretty specious on the inside. The back seat’s not too big, but the front driver’s seat’s not too bad. If we have to we can really stuff five guys in there, but ideally two or three is best.”

On what he’s working on to become a better player: “I think just being more comfortable with the system and focusing on the details instead of the bigger scheme stuff. My steps, my footwork, the top of my routes, just cleaning up a lot of the details.”

On the players seeming to be more comfortable: “I think just another year in the system and guys gelling. We have a lot of guys coming back so I think it’s easier now that we’ve been here a little longer so everyone makes it a priority and I think we’re taking good steps to make that happen.”

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