Walker & Williams Enroll At UW; Join Football Program
Jan. 7, 2013
SEATTLE - Two freshman football players have enrolled at the University of Washington for the start of winter quarter today, head coach Steve Sarkisian has announced.
Safety Trevor Walker and quarterback Troy Williams, who both earned their high-school diplomas at the end of the last calendar year, have joined the UW program and will be eligible to participate in spring football this year.
"We are obviously very excited to have them both join our football program," Sarkisian said. The remainder of the 2013 recruiting class will sign National Letters of Intent on Signing Day, Feb. 6.
Walker, from Mansfield Timberview High in Texas, was a two-time all-district selection and has been rated among the top 50 safeties in the country by a variety of recruiting rankings.
"I really like the versatility that Trevor brings," Sarkisian said. "He's a big hitter from the safety position, and he also has the ability to cover. Plus, it's big to be able to bring him in mid-year as it's a position of need."
Williams is the two-time Los Angeles City Section Player of the Year, having led Narbonne High to a 14-1 record and a second straight L.A. City championship last fall. The three-year starter passed for 98 touchdowns and nearly 9,000 yards during his high-school career.
"Troy's accolades speak for themselves," Sarkisian said. "I love his competitive spirit and I've had the chance to work with him in camps. We've been recruiting him for a long time. His ability to run and throw is a great fit for our program."
Coach Sarkisian also announced today that two scholarship players from last year's team have chosen to transfer from the UW: safety James Sample and linebacker Blake Rodgers.