Graham WR/DB intrigued by Leach, Wazzu

ONE OF THE big questions surrounding prospect Kahlil Dawson out of Graham-Kapowsin High is where he'll line up at the next level. Is he a slot receiver? is he a cornerback? His trip to Washington State this weekend for the Cougs' junior day event might answer that question.

"I think WSU wants to recruit me as a slot receiver because I think they want bigger DBs -- it seems they're recruiting bigger DBs. But that's a question I have, what position do they see me at," said Dawson.

Dawson (5-9, 160, 4.49) hails from Graham, about 15 minutes south of Puyallup. He's hoping to make a solid connection with either the WRs coach or DBs coach at WSU this weekend.

"And I've been there before so I know it's a great campus and it has a homey feel, which is great. I expect it to be very fun, I'm looking forward to getting a good feel for the new staff and Mike Leach," said Dawson.

Dawson also said he's also curious to see the students and atmosphere at the basketball game on Saturday when WSU hosts UW, ( 5 p.m.)

DAWSON WAS NAMED to the Northwest Nuggets In Waiting list by the Tacoma News Tribune for 2013 back in January.

He had 24 catches for 425 yards and 5 TD's his junior year, plus another 6 carries for 68 yards. Over on D, he had 14 pass breakups and two interceptions mixed in with his 25 tackles. He also had 257 combined return yards, (4 punt returns, 44 yards; 7 kickoff returns, 213 yards.)

DAWSON HOLDS AN offer from Wyoming, who signed a head-turning five recruits from the Evergreen State in their 2012 class. Dawson's recruitment has been picking up steam in Pac-12 circles over the past month or so.

"Oregon State is recruiting me a lot – Washington State and Oregon State have been contacting me the most," said Dawson, who also has been hearing from ASU and Utah. The receivers coach at Oregon State is really cool – they like me as a slot receiver.

"Wyoming likes my speed, explosiveness and hands. They're recruiting a lot of people in my area, they think my state is looked down on as far as recruiting goes but they know there's a lot of really good talent here."

Distance could be something of a factor in his decision, he doesn't want to be too far away from family, Dawson said. After his Saturday visit at WSU, he plans on also taking an unofficial at Idaho on Sunday.

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