Washington football: Assessing the QB room after week 1 of spring practice

Basha Bears quarterback Demond Williams Jr. (9) warms up to face the Chandler Wolves at Basha High
Basha Bears quarterback Demond Williams Jr. (9) warms up to face the Chandler Wolves at Basha High / Alex Gould / USA TODAY NETWORK

Week 1 of spring practice for Washington football is complete and there is a lot of fun to take away from it.

Specifically, the quarterback competition has been more intriguing than I initially thought it would be. Heading into spring, transfer Will Rogers was easily perceived to be the No. 1 guy, and while he is taking first-team reps, the competition looks closer than originally thought.

Freshman Demond Williams Jr. has looked very impressive taking in second-team reps. He throws a nice ball with good velocity and looks comfortable commanding the offense. He's also proven he can make big plays with his legs.

As a senior at Basha High School, Williams led the Bears to a 10-2 record and had 54 total touchdowns: 34 passing and 20 rushing. He was also an Elite-11 Finalist and appeared in the All-American Bowl, where he accounted for three total touchdowns.

Williams completed 71.4 percent of his passes for 93 passing touchdowns, 42 rushing touchdowns, and only 12 interceptions during high school. He enrolled at the UW early to participate in Spring ball.

Freshman Dermaricus Davis is currently taking third-team reps and has showcased strong physical tools and athleticism. Davis initially committed to the Huskies when Kalen DeBoer was head coach but opted to stay and compete when Jedd Fisch was hired.

Although Will Rogers maintains his position as the starter for the foreseeable future, boasting 43 games and over 12,000 passing yards of experience, it's reassuring to acknowledge that Washington football's quarterback future is bright, with talented players adept at operating within Fisch's system.

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