UW Huskies QB Sam Huard to enter transfer portal

UW redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Huard has determined to enter the transfer portal, he introduced Tuesday.

Huard — a 6-foot-2, 193-pound passer from Bellevue — accomplished 24 of 44 passes for 265 yards with one landing and 4 interceptions in 5 profession video games. He made his lone begin within the 2021 Apple Cup, going 17 for 31 for 190 yards with one landing and 4 picks in a 40-13 loss inside Husky Stadium. He appeared in only one sport this season, finishing 2 of two passes for twenty-four yards in reduction throughout a 52-6 win over Portland State.

The fairytale did not come to fruition for Huard, who adopted father Damon Huard and uncle Brock Huard within the lineage of Husky quarterbacks. He was relegated to the No. 3 function this fall, behind standout starter and Indiana transfer Michael Penix Jr. and sophomore backup (and former starter) Dylan Morris.

“He’s studying. He does an amazing job,” offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb stated on Nov. 21, when requested how Huard matches the Husky offense. “I feel the issues that Sam does nicely that matches into this offense is that he throws a extremely good deep ball. I feel there are some intermediate throws that he does a pleasant job driving on. He has to proceed to work on having a fast launch and issues like that, getting the ball out on time on brief throws. But all the way in which again to his high-school movie, I feel what he is proven he can do is throw an excellent deep ball.”

Huard confirmed that and extra in 4 standout seasons at Kennedy Catholic High School, turning into the state’s all-time chief in passing yards (13,214) and passing touchdowns (153). He was ranked as a five-star recruit, the No. 3 quarterback and the No. 23 general prospect within the 2021 class by 247Sports.

But a prolific prep profession did not translate into speedy success on Montlake.

Meanwhile, UW is left with simply two scholarship quarterbacks coming into the offseason. After the Huskies failed to signal a highschool sign caller final month, coach Kalen DeBoer stated: “Right now we’re snug (with three scholarship quarterbacks). We do not want to simply take a quarterback to have a physique on the roster. We want to ensure that we discover the fitting quarterback that matches the state of affairs, and proper now now we have three.

“Assuming that is the state of affairs, we might keep as is until one thing else develops. But if it dropped to two clearly we might have to determine one thing out at that time.”

Suddenly, the Huskies have to determine one thing out — whether or not which means including a quarterback from the highschool/junior faculty ranks or the transfer portal. Four-star South Dakota standout Lincoln Kienholz was verbally dedicated for greater than 5 months earlier than flipping to Ohio State in December.

Huard would be the ninth Husky to hit the transfer portal this offseason — becoming a member of security Cameron Williams (who landed at Georgia Southern), defensive sort out Kuao Peihopa (Hawaii), cornerback Zakhari Spears (UConn), vast receiver Lonyatta Alexander Jr. (undecided), tight finish Caden Jumper (undecided), linebacker Daniel Heimuli (undecided), offensive lineman Victor Curne (undecided) and working again Jay’Veon Sunday (undecided). That group doesn’t embody any constant starters from 2022.

The Huskies have added seven gamers from the portal as nicely: Oklahoma State cornerback Jabbar Muhammad, Cal Poly tight finish Josh Cuevas, Arizona State working again Daniyel Ngata, Mississippi State working again Dillon Johnson, Michigan State vast receiver Germie Bernard, Sioux Falls edge Zach Durfee and USC linebacker Ralen Goforth.

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