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!
- 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.
BREAKING: UW adds another impact transfer in Michigan WR Giles Jackson (@gilesjackson05). The speedy sophomore recorded 24 catches for 309 yards and a TD and returned two kicks for scores in two seasons with the Wolverines. https://t.co/kNTCejxdts— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) April 11, 2021
- 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.
Jackson hasn’t run a 40-yard-dash since the summer before his senior year of high school, when he recorded a laser-timed 4.43. Have to assume he’s in the 4.3 range now. Blazing.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) April 11, 2021
The Washington Huskies are currently the leader to land Michigan WR transfer Giles Jackson, a former 4⭐️ recruit.— WestCoastCFB (@WestCoastCFB) April 7, 2021
Jackson has the potential to instantly be one of the most dynamic players
in the PAC-12 with 2 kickoff return TD’s with the Wolverines.
Giles Jackson makes it official and announces he has transferred to Washington.— WestCoastCFB (@WestCoastCFB) April 11, 2021
Jackson may be the most dynamic player in the PAC-12 next year.
As a freshman against Alabama he had 4 catches for 57 yards to lead the Wolverines and 99 yards on returns pic.twitter.com/Ea8r04xXN7
- 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.
Lots of observations -- including a JT Tuimoloau sighting -- from UW's third practice of the spring: https://t.co/09mF9eJ2bK— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) April 10, 2021
Fans (and recruits) in the seats, Jay’Veon Sunday mixing it up (again), a relentless pass rush and other observations from Day 3 of UW spring practice.https://t.co/CHwkuaiT9u— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) April 10, 2021
Elsewhere Around the Athletic Dept:
Stevenson headed to the SEC. RaeQuan Battle also announced via Instagram this morning he's transferring to Montana State. Nate Pryor previously said he's going to New Mexico State.— Max Vrooman (@UWDP_maxvroom) April 11, 2021
So that's 3/6 with Wright, Tsohonis, and Brooks still in the portal. https://t.co/8HE9wNtNKT
DAWGS WIN!!!— Washington Baseball (@UW_Baseball) April 11, 2021
We set a season-high in runs and every starter had at least one hit as we take the series finale over Arizona State!
-Will Simpson: 3-4, 3 RBI
-Ramon Bramasco: 2-3, 3 RBI
-Dylan Lamb (W, 3-1)
-Stefan Raeth (S, 1)#DaWgStrong /// #GoHuskies pic.twitter.com/Y2sV8HvLFi
Sis Bates' hustle on the base paths, and 12 strikeouts from Gabbie Plain lead Washington to a sharp, 2-0 win over Oregon State in the series opener in Corvallis.— Washington Softball (@UWSoftball) April 10, 2021
Back at it tomorrow, starting at 1:00 p.m. PT#MightyAreTheWomen pic.twitter.com/OQ69icDnut
No. 1 Washington has won the varsity eight race to finish the weekend eight-for-eight as a team. WSU held off OSU for 2nd and USD finished 4th in the V8+.— Washington Rowing (@UW_Rowing) April 11, 2021
Thanks to @LakeLasVegasRow & all of the other competitors for a great regatta!#WomenOfWashington x #RowingU x #GoHuskies pic.twitter.com/2kaIgjPnh9
Huskies get their first Pac-12 win and it comes against their rivals pic.twitter.com/Q20xf4gFr0— Washington Men's Tennis (@UW_MTennis) April 11, 2021