Washington football is losing their most experienced receiver to the transfer portal
After Washington football pulled in three talented wide receivers during the 2020 recruiting cycle, there were bound to be a few transfers in the room. With a ton of youth and talent in the room, it looks like senior Ty Jones will play out his final years of eligibility elsewhere. With an injury redshirt exemption from the 2019 season, and the free year granted by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jones has up to two years of college football left to play.
The 6’4 receiver was originally a four-star prospect out of Provo (Utah) High School, and showed flashes of potential during his time as a Husky. He finished his career on Montlake with 44 catches for 702 yards and six touchdowns. Those six scores all came during the 2018 season, where he led the team in touchdown grabs and finished tied for sixth in the conference in the stat.
“I have nothing but respect for the UW football program, Husky Nation, and the city of Seattle. I’ve developed relationships with teammates, mentors, and friends that I will cherish and nurture forever,” said Jones in a statement he released on Twitter.
There’s no need to panic about his departure though Husky fans, because the wide receiver position is in good hands. Between returning starters Terrell Bynum and Puka Nacua, along with redshirt freshmen Jalen McMillan and Rome Odunze, who both made spot starts during the 2020 season. The two highly-rated four-star prospects have sky-high potential, which showed with them earning starts in their first year on campus.
Between all the names mentioned above, Marquis Spiker, Austin Osborne, Sawyer Racanelli, and incoming freshman Jabez Tinae, the wide receiving corps is in good hands. Adding in the return of Cade Otton, along with all the other talent in the tight ends room, no matter if Dylan Morris or Sam Huard is at quarterback, they’re going to have an excellent supporting cast to throw to.