Sam Awrabi out of Clovis East High earned an offer from Washington State after the Cougs saw him live during the May Evaluation period.
"I was really happy about that offer," said Awrabi. "In talking to coach (Todd) Sturdy, I know they're putting together whole new facilities. That whole side of the state supports the Cougars, I can tell their program is on the rise and I'd really like to be part of something like that.
"They're really trying to focus on being a top team in the Pac-12 and I think they will be really soon. They have the support from the alumni and that's really important."
Awrabi is listed as a linebacker prospect on Scout.com, rated the No. 42 prep prospect nationally at OLB, but most schools he said are projecting him at defensive end.
"After they see me in person, they like me at defensive end," said Awrabi. "I could even maybe play a little three tech(nique). Linebacker isn't out the window, just weakside defensive end Pac-10 seems to be the fit.
"Coach Sturdy, he said they love how I never quit on a play. They're building a strong defense so they want guys who play like that. They liked my whole package as a person, my work ethic on and off the field."
Awrabi racked up 95 tackles and eight sacks this past season, including 33 tackles for loss. His most current strength numbers include a 547-pound squat and 405-pound bench.
AWRABI PLANS TO get to Pullman later this summer for an unofficial visit. He just completed a camp swing through the Arizona schools. Both schools could be close to offering.
"ASU went really well, and so did Arizona. I had really good camps there," said Awrabi.
Awrabi said unofficial or camp visits to WSU, USC, UCLA, Cal, Nevada and Oregon are among those that could come in the next few months.
He said he expects most of his offers will come in before the season but he's in no rush.
"I'm a legit Pac-12 defensive end and schools are seeing that. I'm really explosive, have a good motor and they really like that …I don't want to make a decision too early," said Awrabi.
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