On the other hand, the team doubled down on the quarterback position, securing the commitment of Colson Yankoff, a four-star quarterback from Coure D’Elane, ID, in March 2017. Yankoff stands 6-foot-3.5, and is as capable of beating defenses with his arm as he is with his legs.
So what drove the University of Washington Huskies to seek Yankoff?
Two events actually.
He was initially planning to attend the University of Oregon, but as Tom Loy of CBSSports.com reported in December 2016, Oregon made coaching changes which prompted Yankoff to reopen his recruiting. Ultimately, the University of Washington won out over a number of national football programs.
The second event, or rather events, has been the frequency of dual threat quarterbacks winning the coveted Heisman Trophy. Since 2000, there have been 13 quarterbacks of 16 winners of the award. Of those, ten have been dual threat. And so, the ever ready to adapt Coach Peterson is more than happy to add that same aspect to his offense.
In the end, it is the random opportunity of Yankoff’s availability which afforded the University of Washington Huskies an opportunity to add such a dangerous offensive weapon to the team.
So what is the University of Washington Huskies doing with the football program? Becoming unbeatable.