Multiple sources are reporting that delays incoming freshman defensive lineman Craig Noble has gotten a qualifying score in California's high school graduation test. This opens the door to his arrival on campus later this week.
"I talked to Coach Willingham last night and so now we're just waiting to process the rest of the paperwork, the transcripts and after that's done I'll be ready to go", Noble told Realdawg.com.
Noble is a highly regarded 6-3, 300-pounder from Taft High School in Los Angeles. He said he doesn't know his playing status, but he seems likely to redshirt for at least three reasons: 1.) The Huskies already are a quarter of the way through the season, 2.) the defensive line isn't an easy place to make the jump from high school to Pac-10, and 3.) Washington already has three true freshmen playing on a defensive line that is weak on production but strong on numbers.
UW coaches aren't available to the media today, due to the bye-week schedule. However, we will hear from coach Tyrone Willingham tomorrow and likely get some clarification.