April 9, 2010 in Sports

Huskies’ Trent abandons football experiment

Seattle Times

The Clarence Trent experiment ended almost as quickly as it began.

Seeking depth at defensive end, a spot ravaged by offseason injuries and a loss to off-field troubles, the Washington football team had hoped that Trent, who just finished his freshman season with the basketball team, might be able to fill the void.

But after just four practices, the freshman from Tacoma decided to stick with his day job, telling coach Steve Sarkisian he was going to concentrate on basketball.

“It just wasn’t for him,” Sarkisian said after Thursday’s practice. “He wanted to focus back on basketball and his school work, and I can respect that.”

Washington is already sorely lacking depth at defensive end, with Andru Pulu indefinitely suspended after an assault charge and Everrette Thompson (Achilles) and Kalani Aldrich (knee) out for the spring.

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