Transfer Bronson eligible in 2018
The Washington Football team picks up another defensive tackle in 2018 transferring from Temple University by the name of Josiah Bronson. While Sam Taimani is 6-foot-2 and 315 pounds, Bronson is 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds. For comparative purposes, defensive tackle Vita Vea is 6-foot-5 and 340 pounds. While Bronson played defensive end in Temple’s four man front, team sources confirmed that Bronson will play the interior defensive line for the Washington Huskies.
After publication, we have an update for Josiah Bronson. He’s now up to 290 POUNDS and has spent the time with learning defensive tackle techniques:
"“I have been working taking on double teams and getting the techniques that Coach Malloe teaches us as a D-line. I really took this year to learn the defense and the culture of the team.”- Josiah Bronson"
So Bronson is a tall target in the middle of the defensive line. So what? Well, that automatically creates problems for opposing quarterbacks trying to throw a pass over the outstretched arms of an incoming defensive lineman with a 7-feet reach or better.
But the added bonus of Bronson is the fact that he is familiar with NCAA football. In fact, he’s very versed in it. And after a season of preparation (akin to red-shirting), he is ready and eager to take the field.
In the end, defensive tackle Tommy Togiai did not choose the Washington Football team. But history proves that players have declined the opportunity to become Huskies in the past. Its the players who truly want to play for Washington who excel, and often play far better than their national ranking says they should play.