Washington Spring Transfer Portal Haul: Offense

When the Spring practice sessions began at Washington in early April, there were several spots to fill across the roster. The offensive line was one position group where the needs were eminent. But at defensive line, defensive back, wide receiver, and even quarterback the team needed to add players to the depth chart. As we enter the early part of June, Washington’s roster is pretty much set for the 2024 season. Here’s a look at what Washington was able to do in the Spring Transfer Portal session on the offensive side of the football.

Washington’s Transfer Portal Priority

The Huskies’ offensive reps were limited during practice in April due to the shortages at the offensive line. With three quarterbacks vying for snaps, it led to lots of downtime since the team was not able to double up on reps. This downtime made for a slow spring for former Washington quarterback Dermaricus Davis, who took limited snaps all month. But throughout April and May, Jedd Fisch and the Washington staff added four offensive linemen in the transfer portal. 

Additions in the Trenches

It started with Portland State transfer interior offensive lineman D’Angalo Titialii. The new Husky was the first commitment of the Spring transfer portal cycle, and he brings loads of experience to the Washington offensive line. Titialii played over 2,100 snaps at center and guard during his time at Portland State. He’s 6’-2” and 320 pounds and will battle for the spot at center this fall.

Enokk Vimahi and Logan Sagapolu also committed to Washington in April. The two have been on collegiate rosters for some time, but both have limited playing experience. Vimahi played in 27 games for the Buckeyes with just one start. He’s played just 325 snaps since 2019. Sagapolu has played 206 career snaps mostly at guard over the last two seasons. It’s limited work, but much-needed depth for these two at Washington.

The Huskies also added Maximum McCree, who has had an interesting path in college football. He began his career at Iowa Central Community College. He was named a JUCO All-American in back-to-back seasons in 2020 and 2021. That pedigree earned him national recognition in the transfer portal and he ended up at Maryland for the 2022 season. There, McCree played limited snaps and transferred back to Iowa Central for 2023. Now at Washington, the 6’-6” 293-pound lineman gives the team another option at the line.

Washington Adds a Transfer Portal Quarterback

After Washington lost Davis to the transfer portal in late April, the team was left with just two scholarship quarterbacks. Fisch said they’d try and add one or two quarterbacks to the roster, and they were able to lock one down from Northern Colorado. Shea Kuykendall committed to Washington one day after his official visit in May. He played one season for the Bears, starting three games and throwing a pair of touchdown passes. At Washington, Kuykendall will reunite with former high school teammate Jason Robinson Jr. from their days at Long Beach Poly High School.

More Skill Position Additions

Fisch pulled a pair of his former Wildcats up to Seattle this Spring in Jordan Washington and Kevin Green Jr. Washington was a four-star in the class of 2024 who Fisch recruited to play in Tucson. He’s a speedster at running back whose personal best 100-meter dash time is 10.33 seconds. Washington will join Adam Mohammed in the backfield as a true freshman running back. Green played for Fisch for two seasons at Arizona. He was a class of 2022 player in the slot for the Wildcats who played in 14 games over the last two years. Green’s stats were limited in the talented receiver room. He caught eight passes last season for just shy of 100 yards. 

The Huskies also landed a 6’-7” tight end in Keleki Latu from Nevada. He spent one season playing for the Wolfpack where he had 14 catches and 179 yards last season. Before Nevada, Latu played at California for two seasons. Latu’s addition to the tight end room at Washington is critical as the position’s current experience is limited. Quentin Moore will likely become the team’s starter. He’s played sparingly in 28 games at Washington but has just seven receptions. Behind him, there’s a lot of youth, so Latu’s experience will be valuable.

Photo Credit: Nick Lemkau Last Word on College Football, 2024

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