Vince Taylor, a freshman from Issaquah, arrived in camp Thursday after clearing up the academic issues that delayed his arrival. Taylor, who was originally listed as a safety, worked out with the receivers.
Also noted, freshman cornerback Anthony Gobern worked in a red injury jersey ... the first Huskies to do so this season.
That means the red jersey came out before the gold one, because no one has yet been spotted in the golden No. 1 jersey Willingham awards each fall for excellence in practice.
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Back on the shores of Lake Washington, kicker Ryan Perkins has been working bravely despite knees that he admits will never work as they once did. Coach Tyrone Willingham went out of his way to praise Perkins as "one of the most courageous guy's I've been around" who has been "spectacular" in his approach.
I spoke to Perkins a couple of days ago, and he said that this season he is competing only for the field goal job, because the toll on his knee no longer allows for punting or kickoffs.
Other than the health issues, however, the junior from North Thurston sounded like he was enjoying being a veteran in camp.
"It feels good (being out there)," he said. "This being my third or fourth camp, it feels nice to have all those years under the belt. It feels comfortable."
Addressing another health issue, Willingham said that tailback Brandon Johnson's knee isn't yet at 100 percent, but that he "hasn't been bad" and has gotten in "a lot of good work."
Willingham said Wednesday's practice was another good day of work, while Thursday marked their final day in helmets and shoulder pads before moving to full pads Friday.
And finally, Lakes High School coach Dave Miller was a sidelines visitor at practice Thursday. I talked with him briefly about Lancers-turned-UW-freshmen TE Kavario Middleton and WR Jermaine Kearse. A story from that conversation will show up in the paper soon.