Wide receiver Ty Jones was one of Chris Petersen’s top finds in the 2017 recruiting class, a 6-foot-4 receiver from Provo, Utah. He earned the distinction of U.S Army All American during his senior year of high school. Jones was able to see some playing time during his freshman year, and was actually the leading receiver for the Huskies in the Apple Cup.
Granted, that was only two catches for 23 yards. But it was a very rainy night. In the end, junior quarterback Jake Browning showed a lot of confidence in the young receiver. So did Coach Petersen. In fact, Petersen found a lot of different times to work Jones onto the field. That is particularly important knowing that senior wide receiver Dante Pettis graduates this season.
Jake Browning will need to work other players into the offense. Wide receiver Chico McClatcher will be back. Tight end Hunter Bryant proved that he is an elite weapon as well. Now, the Washington Huskies must find another true weapon for next year. From this vantage point, Jones is ideally positioned to be such an elite receiver for 2018.