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Dots: Solving the Kicking Game

The Huskies appear to have a new kicker and the true freshmen in the secondary look great

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Football Dots

  • Adam Jude writes about the trio of true freshman defensive backs (Kyler Gordon, Julius Irvin, and Dominique Hampton) that has the coaching staff gushing.
  • He also profiles Jaylen Johnson who put an extra emphasis on taking care of his body this offseason and is now seeing dividends.
  • Finally, here are his impressions from Day 11 of practice.
  • Dawgman ($) also has their Day 11 notes for those with subscriber access.
  • But it’s free to check out their interview via podcast with the Pac-12 network’s Yogi Roth who was on hand for practice yesterday.
  • The Daily takes a closer look at the UW offensive line.
  • Pacific Takes has their Pac-12 bowl game projections and have the Huskies playing Ohio State in the Rose Bowl. Good enough for you?
  • It appears that some of the question marks around the special teams play is beginning to get answered:
  • Christian Caple at The Athletic ($) writes about Drew Sample and the Tight End group who are trying to hold down the fort with the departure of Will Dissly and the injury to Hunter Bryant.
  • Also for The Athletic subscribers ($), here’s a Q&A with some 49ers rookie WR by the name of Dante Pettis and his father.
  • For those into local recruiting, 247 has a profile on all of the names to watch in the state of Washington for high school football this fall. It includes a number of Husky commits and targets for 2019 and beyond.

Basketball Dots

  • Ingraham High 2020 big man Mitchell Saxen received an offer from Washington this week and he goes in-depth about his recruitment and his game.
  • ESPN’s NBA draft expert Jonathan Givony lists his impressions ($) from the Nike Basketball Academy which included Jaylen Nowell and Matisse Thybulle. Nowell wasn’t mentioned but here’s what he had to say about Thybulle:

“Washington senior Matisse Thybulle had a strong camp, looking improved physically, shooting the ball well and doing some very impressive things defensively by using his extremely long 7-foot wingspan and terrific instincts getting in the passing lanes and blocking shots. If Thybulle can translate this momentum to his senior season, he will almost certainly hear his name called on draft night.”

  • Nowell measured in at 6’5, 199 and a 6’6 wingspan. Matisse measured in at 6’6, 201 with a 7’0 wingspan.
  • Sports Illustrated covered the high school prospects at the event which included top 2019 UW target Jaden McDaniels (as well as unrealistic 2019 target Isaiah Stewart).