The prized recruit for the Huskies’ 2018 class is already meeting weekly with UW coach Chris Petersen and offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith to study film and learn the playbook.
Academically, he is still just a junior at Bothell High School, and yet Jacob Sirmon is already deep into a graduate-level course in Advanced Quarterbacking at the University of Washington.
Talking senior season goals with Jacob Sirmon (1:03.50 mark)
Sirmon, Bothell’s blue-chip quarterback, made a verbal commitment to the Huskies after his sophomore season in December 2015, the first recruit to join UW’s Class of 2018. In some ways, he already feels like a member of the team. Sirmon regularly visits the UW football offices to learn the Huskies’ playbook and break down film with coach Chris Petersen and offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith.
“In eight months I’ll graduate (from Bothell) early and become a quarterback at the University of Washington, so I’ve asked them to coach me and teach me like you would coach a quarterback on your (roster),” said Sirmon, rated as a five-star recruit by 247sports.com. “I’m probably there at least once a week breaking down film, watching ‘install’ playbooks from what they’ll do in the spring and try to get a jump start on the playbook as early as right now.”
Sirmon’s goal is to eventually succeed Jake Browning as the Huskies’ starting quarterback. UW coaches are helping to hasten those plans. With Smith, Sirmon says he typically studies some of the nuances of quarterback play by breaking down film of Browning and learning to read defenses.
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The time he spends with Petersen, Sirmon says, is more about developing life and leadership qualities.
“He has his own personal leadership classes,” Sirmon said. “He takes aside a couple players every year from each class and walks them through what it…