Washington loses pair of 2024 signees to transfer portal amid coaching change
Washington signees Dermaricus Davis and Khmori House have both entered the transfer portal, according to 247Sports’ Greg Biggins. Both were early enrollees, which leaves new UW head coach Jedd Fisch to re-recruit each of the three 2024 signees who have already enrolled at the school.
Davis was a 4-star quarterback in the industry-generated 247 Composite. The loss is somewhat mitigated by the addition of former Arizona signee Demond Williams Jr., who pledged to the Huskies on Sunday, but it also leaves UW with only one scholarship quarterback on the roster.
The Rancho Cucamonga product committed to UW in June of 2023 and signed during the Early Signing Period last month. He was the 20th-ranked quarterback in the class and a top-30 recruit in the state of California.
Arizona recruited him out of high school, even landing an official visit. But with Kalen DeBoer leaving for Alabama, a 30-day window has been opened for UW players to explore their options. Davis could still return to Seattle.
As a senior, the 6-foot-5 quarterback threw for 25 touchdowns and ran for another seven.
“He’s got all the measurables, from the height, being able to run and move around with his feet, extend plays that way,” DeBoer said after he signed last month. “I love what he does with his arm strength, his arm talent, his accuracy.”
To date, Davis becomes the fifth scholarship quarterback to enter the transfer portal. Washington’s previous staff had earned a transfer pledge from former Mississippi State quarterback Will Rogers, but he went back into the portal following the change. And with Noah Fifita staying behind at Arizona, Fisch finds himself in a bit of a bind at the all-important position.
House was a 3-star linebacker prospect from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco. His departure would also leave the linebacker room short-handed, as UW currently has just four scholarship linebackers in the group.