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Monday Dots: Fishin’ in The Portal

Coach Lake & The Staff Continue Reloading While Coaching It Up in Spring Practice

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 16 Michigan State at Michigan Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Happy Monday Husky Fans! That was about as much energy as I can conjure for a Monday morning, so let’s let this weekend’s residual excitement fire us up.

To the Dots!

Football Dots:

  • The big news on the football front this weekend was the commitment of Giles Jackson (WR/KR, 5-8, 175) by way of Michigan through the transfer portal. He had been connected to UW almost immediately after he entered the portal due to his West Coast roots and his cousin (Vincent Nunley) having just signed with UW as a member of the 2021 recruiting class.
  • Jackson was a touted 4-star WR/RB recruit in 2019, and he was an accomplished special teams returner for the Wolverines. He immediately adds depth, special teams prowess, and an explosive skill set that is akin to Chico McClatcher’s from a few years ago. Coach Adams has focused on adding size & perimeter receiving talent since arriving on Montlake, so bringing in an athlete like Jackson could be viewed either as a move to round out the skill sets in the WR room, or that Jackson’s ability was too hard to ignore. Like McClatcher, he has legitimate ball carrier skills, and he should be able to find a role on sweeps, screens, and in the slot where he can be a deep threat in addition to racking up YAC.
  • Spring Football was also in full swing this weekend with a bunch of fans got the opportunity to watch what ended up being a very high energy practice.
  • The Staff even got a bunch of local recruits on campus to catch practice. JT Tuimoloau was even sighted at practice. (*Shown Below: Chance Bogan, Gabarri Johnson, Jayden Wayne, Tristan Dunn, Jason Brown, & others)
  • For those in attendance (including our own UWDP representative), it looks like the team is flashing their talent, and they are tracking as expected given this stage of Spring Football. The defense is building on their momentum last season while making a few schematic tweaks to lock down the run. Our own rushing attack is looking like a menace, and the passing attack is starting to shape up.

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