Three-star quarterback Jake Haener is officially a Husky.
The 6’0”, 185 lb. quarterback out of Monte Vista in Danville, Calif., committed to UW last June soon after receiving his offer. He held offers from no other PAC-12 programs, but did have some from the likes of Eastern Washington, Akron, Hawaii and Toledo.
Haener is a classic Chris Petersen recruit. Though he lacks some of the physical tools that tend to characterize higher-rated signal callers, Haener has simply produced in his three years as a starter for Monte Vista — the same program that produced PAC-12 quarterbacks Brett Nottingham (Stanford), Jeff Lockie (Oregon) and Kyle Wright (Miami). During his high school career, Haener threw for over 5,700 yards, 57 touchdowns and just 16 interceptions.
A quick look at his tape reveals a quarterback with a surprisingly big arm for his size, who makes quick reads and has a knack for keeping plays alive. His three years as a starter have allowed him to bank reps in a variety of situations against all types of defenses.
Haener is almost certain to redshirt in 2017 and enter what promises to be a wide-open quarterback competition to replace Jake Browning, should he decide to forego his senior season, in 2018.
Welcome to the ‘Pound, Jake Haener!