WSU Recruiting: Cougs deep into California

THE COUGS ALREADY have 30-plus known offers out to California prospects in the 2015 class, and roughly half of those are to players classifies as a cornerback or wide receiver. One who could play either of those positions at the next level is Cedric Peterson, a 6-0, 190-pounder out of Moreno Valley, Calif. CF.C asked him about the Cougs, recruiting and more..

Cedric Peterson out of Rancho Verde High was productive in a variety of positions as a high school junior but he projects in college at one of two.

"They've (schools) said both corner and receiver. For corner, they like my size and height. For receiver, they like the way I play going after the ball. (WSU) said wherever I would fit best at, it could either be on offense or it could be on defense," said Peterson.


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Ken Wilson is running the recruiting point for the Cougs.

"Washington State, I really like how the coach keeps in contact with me and keeps me updated, showing that he really has a good interest in me right now," said Peterson. "That's a major point in the recruiting process for me… whenever I can get time to call the coach.

"They talked about how they liked how physical I play, how I just get after it on offense. And they said the defensive coach liked it (my) tape. I didn't really played that much defense last year but this year I'm starting both ways, so we'll see how that goes."

PETERSON SAID HE has no leaders and not planning on a verbal commitment anytime soon. He goes to Colorado later this month on an unofficial. WSU, Colorado and Indiana have offered.

Early playing time, he said, isn't necessarily a major factor but playing time prospects overall is key.

"Wherever I can get the most playing time at over my four years there…it would be great to (play early) but that's not really a (key concern…I can see myself going out (of state) and explore," said Peterson.

Nebraska is another school that has been in close touch and Stanford is also in contact. Peterson also noted two players from his high school have recently wrapped up their college careers there, (Eric Martin and Quincy Enunwa in 2012 and 2013, respectively).

"I want to keep my options open to where more offers might roll in," said Peterson.

Peterson is also a standout in the classroom.

"I got a scholar-athlete award at our school for having a 3.5 GPA or higher, I think I had a 3.6," said Peterson.

Isaiah Renfro, 4-star wide receiver prospect out of Chatsworth, Calif., in the San Fernando Valley, also picked up an offer from the Cougs this week. "I think they're a great team/school and it helps they throw the ball a ton," Chatsworth texted CF.C when asked for his thoughts on the Cougs. Renfro has been on the recruiting radar for some time, below is his sophomore film from the 2012 season.

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