- Mason Kelley, Reporter, Recruiting Nation
Washington continues to make a push for young local talent. The Huskies invited 2015 athlete Austin Joyner (Marysville, Wash./Marysville-Pilchuck) to attend practice early last week and, by the time it was over, he had landed a scholarship.
It was the first offer for the two-way standout -- he plays running back and safety -- who was surprised to receive the invitation from Washington. He is the second local sophomore running back the Huskies have offered, joining Chico McClatcher (Federal Way, Wash./Federal Way).
Over the weekend, the Huskies extended an invitation to 2013 defensive end Joe Sanders (La Grange, Ga./Troup County), who committed to Tennessee earlier this month.