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Washington Football Early Signing Period: Colson Yankoff is a Husky

The mobile signal-caller is the second four-star QB signed for the 2018 football recruiting class.

UW QB commit signee Colson Yankoff.

Coeur d’Alene quarterback Colson Yankoff is a Dawg.


Position: QB, dual-threat

Measurables: 6’3” 190 lbs

Hometown: Coeur d’Alene, ID

Ranking: 4* / .9591 pts (247 sports), 4* / 84 pts (ESPN)

The multi-threat passer is the second quarterback to commit to Washington in the early signing period following the commitment from Jacob Sirmon.

Yankoff, like Sirmon, is a highly rated QB with offers from a variety of major programs. Stanford, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Boise State, Ole Miss, Cal, Utah, WSU and Tennessee are just a few of the programs that wanted Yankoff to join their ranks. In fact, Yankoff was an Oregon commit until the firing of former head coach Mark Helfrich.

The Ducks loss was our gain as Yankoff committed to UW last March 22nd despite being the second QB to pledge to the class.

The young QB had a huge season his senior year in high school. He threw for over 2300 yards with a 68.3% completion percentage and 21 TDs against 10 INTs. Those numbers are slight declines over his junior year stats where he threw for over 3100 yards and 26 TDs against just 6 INTs.

In addition to his accurate passing, Yankoff brings significant mobility to the QB position. For his high school career, he has rushed for more than 2,100 yards with 43 TDs and seven games over 100 yards rushing.

The transfer of UW QB KJ Carta-Samuels out of the program has created an opening for a second QB commit in this year’s freshman class. Yankoff is expected to compete with Sirmon as well as returnees Jake Haener and Daniel Bridge-Gadd to be Jake Browning’s primary backup in 2018.