Husky Football Welcomes Six New Players

Jan. 7, 2008

SEATTLE - With today's start of the winter quarter at the University of Washington, the Husky football program officially welcomed six new student-athletes who will be eligible to participate in its off-season conditioning program and spring practice period.

A pair of highly-anticipated receivers in Devin Aguilar (Denver, Colo.) and Anthony Boyles (Compton, Calif.) signed national letters of intent last February but delayed enrollment to UW due to eligibility concerns. Both are enrolled at Washington and are considered true freshmen for eligibility purposes and will have five seasons during which they may play in four.

Highly-coveted running back / receiver Chris Polk, a 5-11, 195-pound freshman from Redlands, Calif., recently graduated from East Valley High School and is enrolled at UW. Much like current Husky quarterback Ronnie Fouch, his high school teammate, did last year, Polk will enter the 2008 season as a true freshman but will be eligible to participate in off-season conditioning and spring practice.

Washington also confirmed the enrollment of three walk-on transfers to the program in Shaun Brooks (Sacramento, Calif.), Mick Connors (Bellevue, Wash.) and Brendan Lopez (Bellevue, Wash.) in time for the first day of the winter quarter.

Brooks is a 6-3, 280-pound offensive lineman who last competed during the 2006 season at Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif. He played his true freshman season (2005) at Sacramento City College and sat out last fall. He is considered a redshirt junior for eligibility purposes.

The Huskies also welcomed the return of two local Bellevue High School products who have transferred back home after spending one season away. Connors, a 5-11, 175-pound defensive back, played his freshman season at the University of San Diego last fall. Lopez, a 6-0, 244-pound long snapper, was a freshman at Michigan. Both players redshirted the 2007 season and will have four years of eligibility remaining.

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