Washington Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has remained non-committal when it comes to the decision to play basketball this winter, and told the Seattle Times that his decision will come after the football season.
"I don't plan on thinking about that at all until way until the season is done,'' he said. "We'll see."
Head coach Steve Sarkisian echoed that sentiment and said that no decision has been made and that the player and team are focused on improving on the gridiron, where Seferian-Jenkins has flourished. The sophomore is on his way to a record-setting year as potentially the most prolific pass-catching tight end in Huskies' history with 29 catches through six games.
On the basketball court as a 6'6, 258-pound forward, Seferian-Jenkins averaged 7.2 minutes per game to go along with 1.1 points and 2.1 rebounds during his freshman year as a reserve.
It's widely believed that basketball skills translate well to the tight end position. Notable NFL legends like Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez have had success as college basketball standouts before starring in professional football.