Cougs first to offer Federal Way LB

WASHINGTON STATE IS the first to offer an in-state linebacker prospect who led his team in tackles this past season as a junior. The 6-1, 235-pounder was over at Wazzu this past weekend for a Cougars' junior day event when he received his offer and after viewing practice, talking with the coaches and taking in the Palouse, he came away with raves for all things crimson.

Federal Way's Jordan Pulu, who said it was both a surprise and a thrill when he found out WSU and Paul Wulff were extending a scholarship offer, loved everything about his time on the Palouse.

"Oh man, the trip out there was a great experience," said Pulu. "I like the college town atmosphere at WSU. And I like that they're an up and coming team…it just seems like it's a great place to be, especially to play football and earn your college degree."

Pulu led Federal Way with 65.5 tackles as a junior in 2010, including 54 solo stops. He was named second team All-SPSL South this past season.

His trip to Washington State this past weekend was an eye opener.

"Their facilities were really nice and watching their practice, it was (noteworthy) how intense it was and just how well it was run – I really enjoyed that," said Pulu.

Pulu, who got in some quality face time with WSU linebackers coach Chris Tormey and head man Paul Wulff during the junior day, said Washington State has been recruiting the hardest.

"Coach Tormey, he seems like a really good coach. Meeting coach Wulff was a great experience, he seems like a really good coach who really knows what he's doing," said Pulu.

Summer camps at Washington State, UO and OSU are among the possibilities this June, and he's also a track standout in the shot put for Federal Way.

His brother Andru, a defensive end, went through the recruiting process as part of the UW signing class of 2009, (rated the No. 39 LB in the nation coming out of high school) and said he's been a great resource. (Andru has since left the Huskies program and is now at Eastern Washington, where he is expected to compete for a starting job with the defending FCS national champions.)

"We're really different body types. He's given me some good advice, basically just telling me to take my time, not rush into anything and know what I want before making my decision," said Pulu.

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