With just over one month until the Huskies fall practices commence offensive lineman [tag linked="true" key="" url="http://247sports.com/Player/Nathan-Dean-10519"]Nathan Dean[/tag] has decided to leave the program. A University of Washington spokesman confirmed to Realdawg.com this morning, but did not say whether he intents to transfer or remain enrolled.
"I can indeed confirm that [tag linked="true" key="" url="http://247sports.com/Player/Nathan-Dean-10519"]Nathan Dean[/tag] has left the program of his own volition" the spokesman said.
Dean, a 6-foot-5, 282-pound offensive lineman signed with Washington as a part of the 2012 recruiting class. A product of Juanita High School in Kirkland, Wash., Dean was a three-year starter for the Rebels but found zero success at Washington.
He redshirted his true freshman season and with four of five starters returning on the offensive line -- he saw the writing on the wall.
However, when looking at it from a coaching perspective it hurts Washington from a depth standpoint. Without Dean the Huskies now have 12 offensive lineman on scholarship with three incoming freshman.