The Washington Huskies are making some changes to their offense to try and get over the hump in the Pac 12 next season. Steve Sarkisian wants to go more up-tempo and n0-huddle to press the athletic advantage that the Huskies have at their skill positions. To do that, however, the Huskies needed to find some extra depth at those skill positions. Luckily for Sarkisian and company, junior DiAndre Campbell has stepped up his game this spring.
Washington figures to employ a lot more three and four wide receiver sets next season, so they were in the market to develop some depth at the position this spring. Campbell has spent two seasons deep on the depth chart but he has worked his way up during spring practice and has started working with the No. 1 offense alongside Kasen Williams and Jaydon Mickens.
He still has plenty of work to do to hold onto the spot, however. For now, he’s moved ahead of James Johnson, a former starter at wide receiver who is back after missing last season with an elbow injury. Campbell has to take advantage of this opportunity while he has it and make his impression on the coaches before fall camp. Several highly touted athletic receivers will hit campus and make a play for the receiver rotation.
For now, Campbell is planting himself at the very top of the rotation, however. It will be important for Washington to develop a number of reliable options in the passing game if they have any hope of breaking through that 7-5 ceiling they seem to get stuck on year after year. Is Campbell the man to take their receiver corps over the top?