Four Washington players declared ineligible for '06

SEATTLE -- Four Washington players are academically
ineligible for the upcoming season, including running back J.R.
Hasty and wide receiver Chancellor Young, coach Tyrone Willingham
said Thursday at the Pac-10 Conference media day in Los Angeles.

Hasty, Young, wide receiver Charles Smith and left tackle Nathan
Flowers are ineligible for the 2006 season, the coach said.

Hasty was the star of Willingham's first recruiting class at
Washington. The son of former NFL defensive back James Hasty was a
star at Bellevue High School where he rushed for 92 career
touchdowns, including 50 in his senior season.

Hasty was listed as Washington's No. 3 running back after spring
practice, but the red-shirt freshman was expected to challenge
Kenny James and Louis Rankin for carries this fall.

Young, the son of former Seattle Seahawks' tight end Charlie
Young, transferred to Washington after one season at Duke. The
6-foot-2, 210-pound Young was expected to take the place of last
year's leading receiver, Craig Chambers, who transferred to

Willingham said Hasty and Smith have the ability to stay in
school and become eligible next year, and that Young and Flowers
are not in school.