Marvin Hill, Antavius Sims ready to play for Huskies
The Washington Huskies finally received complete resolution to their recruiting Class of 2011 Tuesday.
On the first day that classes began for the winter quarter, the school announced that receiver Marvin Hall and junior-college transfer Antavius Sims had enrolled.
Neither had been allowed to enroll last fall due to academic issues that have since been sorted out.
Their arrival means all 23 players who signed last February are now enrolled and on the active roster.
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Hall is a graduate of Dorsey High School in California who was lauded for his speed. He could compete for playing time on a receiving corps that will lose the top two players from this year — Jermaine Kearse and Devin Aguilar — and also contend for time at return spots.
Sims played quarterback at Ventura (Calif.) College but also could be a cornerback. Hall will be a true freshman and Sims a junior.
The other 21 players in the Class of 2011 enrolled in time for last season. All but five redshirted — JC transfer linebacker Thomas Tutogi and freshmen receiver Kasen Williams, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, defensive tackle Danny Shelton and running back Bishop Sankey. Linebacker John Timu was also technically a true freshman this year but originally signed in 2010.
• Alamo Bowl officials announced Tuesday that the Washington-Baylor game earned a 5.1 rating and averaged 5.1 million households, making it the No. 5 most-watched non-BCS bowl game in ESPN history.
It also was announced that the Alamo Bowl now holds three of top five positions on that list, including the No. 1 and No. 2 most-watched non-BCS games in ESPN history.
• Washington starting fullback Tim Tucker did not play in the Alamo Bowl and the school said Tuesday he had been suspended for the game due to an unspecified violation of team rules.
• According to a tweet from Shaquille Thompson, a highly recruited defensive back from Grant High in Sacramento, Calif., it’s possible that Al Simmons could be the Huskies’ next defensive backs coach. Thompson tweeted, “UW got my old bros old Coach. … Coach Simms.” Simmons coached Thompson’s older brother, Syd’Quan, at California.
Bob Condotta: 206-515-5699 or firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter @bcondotta.