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Sarkisian elaborates on freshman WR Washington

Freshman wide receiver Dwayne Washington was cleared by the NCAA over the weekend and has joined the team. Here's what Sarkisian had to say about the process and possibility of redshirting Washington:

"It was a process that was a long one. You submit everything to the NCAA and you’re kind of waiting on them. We didn’t think it would take this long. We brought Dwayne into our summer LEAP program, he was here all summer, working out with our guys, took a class this summer, but he wasn’t cleared. We didn’t think at that point, they didn’t get him cleared, that we just sent him home, hopeful that we could get him back in the wintertime, in January when they notified us that he’d been cleared.

"Works out that we have him. We’re just at the infancy stages with him. I’ve seen him on the practice field now for three days. So, I don’t want to make that (redshirt) statement on him yet until I actually get to see him work a little bit. He’s a great-looking kid. Running fast, catching the ball today. We’ll see what happens."