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Sean Parker was 1 of 14 true freshman for UW in 2010
Coach Sarkisian continues to recruit well, and the 2011 freshman class includes several blue-chippers that will have an immediate impact on the field.
Parade All-America National Player of the Year Kasen Williams has wowed coaches during fall camp and could start at wide receiver against Eastern Washington. Williams has great hands and exceptional leaping ability, which could give an already potent offense another big-play threat.
Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, considered by most to be one of the top tight end recruits in the nation, enrolled during the spring and showed why he had received so much buzz.
Seferian-Jenkins, a 6'6", 258-pounder with soft hands, will fill a huge void at a position that netted fewer than 10 receptions last season. Washington was once known as "Tight End U," and ASJ brings elite talent to the passing game, particularly in the red zone.
On the other side of the ball, safety James Sample, a standout at last year's U.S. Army All-American Bowl, will compete for immediate playing time in the secondary. Sample will be joined by freshman defensive tackle Danny Shelton and rush end Josh Shirley, who've both shown defensive coordinator Nick Holt that they are ready for big-time college football.