A look at Washington's second practice

SEATTLE -- Here is a quick-hitting look at Washington’s second day of fall camp.

Recruiting update

At 6-foot-6, 295 pounds, Nic Purcell stands out in a crowd. The offensive tackle at Golden West Community College in Huntington Beach, Calif., watched Washington’s practice Tuesday, checking out the offensive line drills.

If the Huskies were to add Purcell, he would be the fifth lineman in the 2013 class and would likely be the final piece at that position.

Plays of the day

Receiver Cody Bruns contributed to the play of the day on Monday with a deep reception in traffic. On the second day, he showed off his arm, hitting receiver Kasen Williams on reverse pass for a long touchdown.

It should come as little surprise that quarterback Keith Price had another strong day. Price was sharp throughout the practice, but made a statement when he hit receiver Kendyl Taylor deep down the middle of the field.

Taylor, a 5-foot-10, 196-pound true freshman receiver from Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton, made a nice play on the ball.

Learning experience for highly touted freshman

Like any true freshman, there is going to be a learning curve for safety Shaq Thompson.

It’s part of maturing into a Division I athlete.

That development was on display Tuesday. After making a nice break on the ball to bat down a pass, he let a receiver get behind him on the next play and was beaten deep down the field for a touchdown.

Day 2 injury report

Washington coach Steve Sarkisian updated Erik Kohler’s condition after Tuesday’s practice. The junior lineman had his right kneecap pop out before popping back in on the first day of practice.

Sarksisian said he expects Kohler to miss up to two weeks. He said quarterback Mark Sanchez dealt with a similar injury when he was at USC.


When asked about how quickly he wants to get the young players up to speed, defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox said, “Yesterday. That’s my idea ideal timeline. What’s reality? It’s different for every guy. It’s different by position. Some guys have more to learn than others and, again, each guy learns a different way.”