August 29, 2013 in Sports

Impact newcomers


Freshman John Ross will see a lot of action at receiver and as a kick returner on special teams.
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Three true freshmen wide receivers, each four-star high school recruits out of California, usher different skill sets into the University of Washington Huskies football team.

John Ross is shifty and nimble, Damore’ea Stringfellow is bigger and stronger and Darrell Daniels possesses height and linear speed.

“The wide receiver spot is a strength on this team,” Sarkisian said. “With this style of offense we are running, we are going to need a number of options who can go play wide receiver and do it fast, and we are fortunate that we have that.”

That has a lot to do with the emergence of Ross, Stringfellow and Daniels.

Ross might have the best shot at starting right away as the slot receiver and has impressed offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau with his quickness and understanding of the routes.

He also has worked with special teams, often returning punts in practice.

“I think he’s pretty exciting and electric,” Kiesau said.

By TJ Cotterill, Tacoma News Tribune

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