On one hand, the team received a commitment from five-star quarterback Jacob Sirmon on December 2015. In fact, Jacob Sirmon is a 6-foot-4.5 pro style quarterback prospect from Bothell, WA with a cannon for an arm.
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Adam Jude from the Seattle Times does a great job describing the way Sirmon is already working to learn the playbook and breaking down film with Petersen and offensive coordinator Johnathon Smith. But the true treasure of the article happens with the interview of Sirmon.
Sirmon is more that just another recruit. He “gets it”. Ignore the five-stars, ignore that ranking system altogether. Sirmon is humble and a blank slate. He is working hard to arrive as a leader for the team. He wants to be the leader of Coach Petersen’s team, not just a good quarterback:
"It’s a great blessing to have to live so close to UW so I can get in there frequently enough to really talk and bond with Coach Pete and Coach Smith,” said Sirmon, whose father, David, is an associate professor in UW’s Foster School of Business. “I feel that’ll give me a great head start once I graduate and start attending (UW).”"
Jude’s article is definitely worth a read, or even a reread. Sirmon is not arriving with an expectation of entitlement. He is arriving with the knowledge he has unique abilities, and as such, he has unique responsibilities to lead the team.
But there is more to discuss at quarterback.