Washington football shows two new departures from roster

Washington football’s online roster shows two more departures from the 2020 team

It looks like at least one more scholarship is going to be opening up on the Washington football roster. As of Thursday morning, senior defensive lineman Josiah Bronson, and freshman tight end Jack Yary are no longer listed on the team’s official website on gohuskies.com. No official announcement has been made by the school as of this article being published.

Bronson has been a staple on the defensive line over the last two seasons, playing in every game and starting in 14 of them. During his Husky career, he recorded a total of 42 tackles, 5.5 for loss, and three sacks. Bronson took on a leadership role during the 2020 campaign, as he was the only senior on scholarship at defensive tackle after Levi Onwuzurike opted out of the season to prepare for the NFL Draft.

2021 should be an exciting year for Husky recruiting enthusiasts along the defensive line. The starters at defensive tackle will most likely be Taki Taimani and Tuli Letuligasenoa, with heavy doses of Faatui Tuitele and Jacob Bandes rotating in. The four four-star prospects will provide Washington with a stout front line that can collapse the pocket from the interior and defend the run. Bronson will surely be missed in the locker room and on the field, but Ikaika Malloe has some big-time players itching to take his place.

Yary on the other hand is more of a mystery. After decommitting from USC, taking a visit to Washington, and then recommitting to the Trojans, Yary still ended up enrolling at the University of Washington in August. The son of Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle Ron Yary didn’t appear on the sidelines for any of the Huskies’ four-game regular season, and there never seemed to be any reports about the tight end from practice. We won’t speculate on what transpired during his time at the university, but only guess that he might have stepped away from football for a short time, and the team could be holding a spot for him in case he makes a return to the program.

While there’s no such thing as too much talent at a position, this loss won’t really hurt the team in the long run. Between Cade Otton, Devin Culp, Mark Redman, and the incoming Quentin Moore, Derham Cato has an embarrassment of riches to work with at tight end.