May 24, 2010

Dawgs looking to rebuild defensive line depth

Any college coach will tell you that stopping the running game is the most important ingredient to a successful defense. And if there is one area in which the Huskies are determined to stock up the next two years, along the defensive line has the highest priority.

Obviously, no recruit the Dawgs get to commit now will help them in 2010, but consider this spring and summer -- when the Dawgs were so desperate for bodies, they even allowed Clarence Trent to suit up -- as a warning to never be short in such a key area. The first of this two-part series will look at the defensive tackles.

While not as crucial a need as the defensive end spot for the Dawgs, tackles seem to be set for the next two years, with sophomore Semisi Tokalahi continuing to impress Sark and Company during spring practices and in the weight room. Red-shirt Chris Robinson has also given coaches the impression that he can hold his own while out on the field, although it may take a year and a half to develop. Also the Dawgs were unable to sign a game-changing defensive lineman in their 2009 class, with the addition of three star recruits Andrew Hudson, Hau'oli Jamora and Brent Williams.

Without further adieu, Washington's DT targets:

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