Los Angeles CB ready to meet Mike Leach

WHEN THE WSU coaches work a camp at Cathedral High in Los Angeles on Saturday, they'll already be familiar with a defensive prospect. Cameron Haney picked up a WSU offer three weeks ago and tells CF.C he has spoken with the coaches on a daily basis since. On Saturday, Haney, who has WSU in his top three, said he'll have the chance to do something he's wanted to for quite some time.

And that's meet Mike Leach.

Indeed, members of the WSU staff will be at Cathedral on Saturday morning for a camp. This includes Leach and defensive coordinator Mike Breske, who Haney said he can't wait to talk Cougar football with.

"Oh man, I can't wait to speak with them," Haney said. "I'm actually taking my SATs early in the morning, but I'm set to meet with Coach Leach and Coach Breske as soon as I get back to the high school. I'm looking forward to them telling me a little bit more about the program and what they're looking for in a cornerback.

HANEY HAS BEEN in close contact with WSU assistant and area recruiter Dennis Simmons since he picked up his crimson offer on May 14.

"We talk almost on an everyday basis," Haney said. "He's been telling me a lot of great things about Washington State and how it's one big happy family over there. They're trying to find some new recruits for the class of 2015 and the coaches think I'm the kind of defensive player who could fit well in the system.

"With WSU, I know they're on the rise and they want to build something special. They want to be the best and take over the Pac-12."

In addition to WSU, the 6-0, 170-pounder holds offers from Washington, Boise State, Wyoming and Nevada. Three schools stick out, though.

"I would say that Washington State, Washington and Nevada are my top three right now," he said. "With WSU, I like how they're kind of an underdog team. I saw what they did against USC this year and I was impressed. No one gave them a chance to win that game, but they kept fighting and pulled out a big win.

"I know a lot of younger guys got the chance to play as true freshman on defense and that sticks out to me. I could go there and compete for some playing time as a true freshman."

ONE OF THOSE true freshman who saw plenty of action last year was Los Angeles product Daquawn Brown, whom Haney has known for quite some time.

"We were actually in the same Pop Warner league," Haney said. "We call him Cheetah because he's so fast. The thing about L.A. too is that all the high schools are pretty well connected. I always watched him play and looked up to his style. He started for them last year too and I saw the impact he had on defense."

As for a visit to Pullman, Haney said he is unlikely to take any unofficial visits this summer, but he knows he'll be using one of his five official visits this fall to Washington State. Haney added that he'll also visit Washington and Nevada and some point during the season.

"I just need to speak with my parents more and figure out all of the dates," Haney said. "I know I'll visit those three schools for sure. That's all I have set up for right now."

"I'm hoping to make my final decision either later this summer or right before my football season starts this fall," Haney added. "I still got some things I need to take a look at."

Cougar coaches will be at two satellite camps on Saturday, working the camp at Santiago High in Corona on Saturday afternoon.

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