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Dots: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

A number of new Huskies joined the UW Athletics family on signing day

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 29 Washington State at Washington Photo by Christopher Mast/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Many of us may be focused on the potential football opener against Oregon State but there was a lot of excitement across all of UW Athletics yesterday with the start of the fall signing period for non-football sports. We’ve got a lot to get to so let’s dive in.

Football Dots

  • Jimmy Lake spoke to Softy last night (Tony Castricone was off) and if you’d like to read the notes from the interview you can get check them out here. Lake surprisingly decided to go ahead and name who the starting QB will be (he didn’t).
  • TE Cade Otton and OT Jaxson Kirkland both spoke with the media yesterday and Coach Lake has cited as both as the primary leaders on the offensive side of the ball.
  • Christian Caple previewed the matchup against Oregon State noting that job #1 will be slowing down OSU RB Jermar Jefferson.
  • Mike Vorel asks what are the reasonable expectations for this Husky defense in such a strange season.
  • 5-star QB recruit Sam Huard received his All-American Bowl jersey this week even though the game won’t be taking place this year and notes he’s still trying hard to recruit fellow local 5-stars JT Tuimoloau and Emeka Egbuka.

Basketball Dots

  • Washington got a signature from their lone signee in the class of 2021 yesterday in Olympia big man Jackson Grant who is rated as the #66 overall player per the 247 Sports Composite.
  • What got Grant interested in the Huskies? It turns out in a cool twist that it was a chance meeting with Matisse Thybulle when he was younger who in the unsurprising part of this story inspired someone to root for him.

Washington Athletics Dots

  • Washington announced an uptick in active COVID-19 cases throughout their athletic departments this week but none are within the football program at the moment.
  • The Husky softball program signed 4 new members for the class of 2021, all from different states outside of Washington. That includes Kinsey Fiedler who by some publications is the #1 player in the country.
  • Washington Volleyball also added 4 new members in the class of 2021: 5’8 Lauren Bays, 6’3 Emoni Bush, 6’1 Audra Wilmes, and 5’11 Molly Wilson
  • Washington Track & Field signed 3 new athletes: Nathan Green from Idaho, Julia David-Smith from Issaquah, WA, and Anthony Smith from Snoqualmie, WA.

Bonus Dot

  • If you’re not worried about waking the neighbors then you can make it feel a little more like being at the game from your own living room on Saturday