Incoming Cougs to trade proms for spring ball

SENIOR PROM? SUMMER FUN? Big whoop. In Paul Wulff's 2011 recruiting class, there are three future Cougars aiming to graduate from high school next month, enroll at Washington State in January and get after it in spring ball. One of those three incoming Cougs is Henry Eaddy, and as his early senior season film shows, he's proving to be elusive out on the gridiron.

For Eaddy and two other Cougar verbal commits -- Isiah Myers and Darryl Monroe -- the end of their high school years is now measured in days, not months.

The trio, all from Florida, all want to get a jump-start on college.

Eaddy is a 5-8, 170-pounder who reminds some observers of Oregon State's James Rodgers, a Florida product ignored by many schools in the recruiting process before landing his only Pac-10 offer. He's since become a Pac-10 star in Corvallis.

Myers (6-0, 170, 4.46), like Eaddy, will also become part of the Cougs' receiving corps, while Monroe (6-1, 210) is slated for linebacker. He is classified as a soft verbal by, and was quoted in an article last month that he's leaning toward Kentucky. Eaddy, however, is looking at one school and one school only -- Wazzu.

"Yes sir, enjoying what's left of my senior year -- I'm preparing to graduate early to enroll in January for some spring ball," he said in a recent email to CF.C.

A fourth verbal commit from the Sunshine State, Spencer Waseem, is scheduled to take the traditional incoming freshman route to WSU. While that used to mean an August arrival out on the Palouse, recruiting classes under Wulff have been enrolling early in summer school, and thus beginning voluntary workouts long before fall camp begins.

This past June, a record 22 members of the 2010 recruiting class, plus one holdover from the year before, showed up early to begin their college careers. Now Eaddy and crew are poised to give new meaning to the term.

Highlights from the first half of Eaddy's senior season can be seen here ...

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