Young was dismissed from Oklahoma for an unspecified violation of team rules.
It became clear during Washington’s spring drills in April, when UW’s staunch defense regularly suffocated the Huskies’ young offense, that the Huskies desperately needed another playmaker on the perimeter.
Just two days before the start of fall camp, they have found one.
Former Oklahoma wide receiver K.J. Young — dismissed by the Sooners in May 2015 for an unspecified violation of team rules — will join the Huskies for the start of fall camp practices on Monday, a source close to the program told The Seattle Times.
Young is expected to immediately challenge for a starting job on UW’s thin receiving corps. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
A 6-foot-1, 190-pound native of Perris, Calif., Young played in 12 games for Oklahoma as a redshirt freshman in 2014, starting three games and finishing the year with 19 catches for 215 yards and one touchdown.
After being dismissed from Oklahoma, Young played at Riverside (Calif.) City last fall, posting a team-high 40 catches for 421 yards and six TDs, according to Scout.
A three-star recruit in high school, Young had offers from Oklahoma, Oregon, Nebraska and Boise State, coached then by Chris Petersen.
Petersen will be available for comment during a press conference Sunday at UW.