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Huskies officially add former Oklahoma receiver K.J. Young to roster

By Christian Caple

K.J. Young, a former Oklahoma receiver who was dismissed by the Sooners in May 2015 before spending last season at a junior college, has been officially added to the Washington Huskies roster. Young will practice with the Huskies when they begin fall camp on Monday.

Young is listed at 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, and will wear No. 18. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

After redshirting at Oklahoma in 2013, Young, a native of Perris, California, caught 19 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown as a redshirt freshman in 2014. He was dismissed the following offseason for an undisclosed violation of team rules, then transferred to Riverside (California) Community College, where he caught 40 passes for 421 yards and six touchdowns in nine games in 2015.

Young should compete for playing time immediately in UW’s unproven receiving corps. The Huskies’ top returning pass catcher is junior Dante Pettis, who had 30 receptions for 414 yards last season. Only two returning UW players caught more than 20 passes in 2015, and only three caught more than 10.

UW coach Chris Petersen is scheduled to meet with reporters in about 15 minutes, so we will presumably receive more information about Young’s addition at that time.

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