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Steve Sarkisian's statement on Austin Seferian-Jenkins playing football

Husky football coach Steve Sarkisian is out recruiting, but we asked the sports information department to get us a statement from him about Austin Seferian-Jenkins' decision to play basketball.

"It takes a tremendous athlete to be able to play football and basketball at the Pac-12 level, and Austin certainly has that sort of ability," Sarkisian said. "It's a great opportunity and I fully support him."

Seferian-Jenkins said that he didn't need to sell Sarkisian on letting him play.

"I didn't have to sell him on it," Seferian-Jenkins said. "He's an honest guy and he promised me when I committed to the University of Washington that I would have the opportunity to do both. So I didn't have to sell him on anything. He just gave me the pros and cons and said you have my blessing to do what you want to do."