Just as we predicted 25 days ago in our "Red Shirt Report" article, several new Huskies have cracked the post-fall camp two and three-deeps. One has even earned a starting position...
Freshman WR, John Ross is listed as a starter (photo by Chris Mast, Copyright 2013, Realdawg.com)
WR John Ross has emerged as a starter over returning receivers Marvin Hall and Jaydon Mickens. Ross has been relentless in camp this fall; he's fast, wiry, and is a guy who will also be an asset on returns. It's not surprising he moved up so quickly. Was it our prediction that he would see the field this year? Yes, we did predict he'd play. He's 5-11 and weighs 173, a little bigger than Mickens.
Other freshmen who have worked their way up into the two and three deeps include:
WR Damore'ea Stringfellow is backing up Kasen Williams, and what a perfect fit that is. Stringfellow is a big, imposing receiver at 6-3, 225 who the coaches are very excited about. Stringfellow won the two-spot ahead of senior, Antavius Sims. Once again, did we predict he'd play? Yes we did. He was recruited specifically to take over where Williams leaves off once he's moved on.
As was also predicted, both Jermaine Kelly (CB) and Kevin King (S) moved their way into the rotation. It was originally planned that King would play corner, but he's shown himself to be an aggressive safety throughout fall camp. And, as Sarkisian has said many times, most of the UW defensive backs could play either/or.
Early enrollee, Trevor Walker (S) also is in the rotation. Both Walker and King are backing up returning starter, Sean Parker, while Kelly is listed at third behind starter Gregory Ducre and back-up Cleveland Wallace. We did predict Kelly and King would play.
But here's the surprise that we didn't see coming, freshman right tackle, Coleman Shelton is in the three-deep behind starter Ben Riva and back-up Ross Dolbec. That's quite a feat, considering the fact that Shelton didn't even know heading into camp if he'd be able to enroll or not.
For a complete look at the Depth Chart, go here