With fall camp officially open at Washington, the Huskies’ quarterbacks are in a full-on rotation as coach Kalen DeBoer and his staff try to settle on a top guy. Whoever takes reps with the first team one day probably won’t be the same guy taking first-team reps the next day.

On Friday, it was Sam Huard’s turn to work with the top group. He drew some nice attention from the folks in attendance. Here’s a sampling:

In the three-man competition, Huard is by far the least experienced of the group.

Michael Penix Jr., the Indiana transfer, started from a position of strength in the race. Having worked with DeBoer at Indiana in 2019—DeBoer was his offensive coordinator—he had the strongest initial grasp of the offense. Dylan Morris started all four games in 2020 and then 11 of 12 games for the Huskies last season.

But Huard provides undeniable intrigue. He’s a former 5-star quarterback and theoretically hasn’t come close to reaching his ceiling. He made just four appearances as a true freshman last year. As he matures and develops, there will be bumps along the way. It’s on the UW coaches to decide if the highs outweigh the lows.