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Former Coeur d’Alene High, Washington Huskies quarterback Colson Yankoff transfers to UCLA

UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 5:31 p.m.

In this photo taken in fall camp last year, Washington quarterbacks Jake Haener (13), Jake Browning (3), Colson Yankoff (7), Jacob Sirmon (11) and Jacob Eason (10) line-up to throw during drills at a team football practice in Seattle. Just one year later, only Sirmon and Eason remain with the team after Browning graduated and Haener and Yankoff left the team. Yankoff left to transfer to UCLA. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
In this photo taken in fall camp last year, Washington quarterbacks Jake Haener (13), Jake Browning (3), Colson Yankoff (7), Jacob Sirmon (11) and Jacob Eason (10) line-up to throw during drills at a team football practice in Seattle. Just one year later, only Sirmon and Eason remain with the team after Browning graduated and Haener and Yankoff left the team. Yankoff left to transfer to UCLA. (Elaine Thompson / Associated Press)
By Lauren Kirschman Tacoma News Tribune

SEATTLE – Former Washington quarterback Colson Yankoff has found a new home in the Pac-12.

Yankoff, a redshirt freshman who decided to transfer from UW in May, has landed at UCLA. The Bruins announced the news on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.

The former Coeur d’Alene High School standout (6-foot-4, 210 pounds) originally signed with UW over offers from Baylor, Oregon, Nebraska, Ole Miss and Cal, among others. 247Sports ranked Yankoff as the No. 2 player in Idaho and the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the country. The Bruins didn’t offer Yankoff coming out of high school.

Yankoff and fellow redshirt freshman quarterback Jacob Sirmon entered the transfer portal last month. But after reportedly sitting down for a meeting with head coach Chris Petersen and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Bush Hamdan, Sirmon decided to stay.

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