ROUNDUP: Crimson NW Elite news and notes

WSU COACHES Chris Tormey and Mike Levenseller, both of whom have in-state recruiting territories for the Cougs, were busily chatting up the recruits at the Nike Northwest Elite football camp on Friday. It was another Cougar coach, however, who was the most animated. An injury update on the current roster from Paul Wulff and more nuggets...

Coach Notes

Coaches Chris Tormey and Mike Levenseller looked very comfortable chatting up the prospects. Both have recruiting areas in Washington and did a great job of connecting/reconnecting with Cougar prospects.

I had the opportunity to talk Cougar recruiting with Coach Rasmussen as well as discuss Cougar wide receivers with Coach Levenseller, keep an eye out for both those stories coming later this weekend.

D-line coach Todd Howard was possibly the most animated of the Cougar staff. He really got into it with his guys during the 1-on-1's.

The offensive and defensive lines were tied heading into the last 1-on-1 battle – Howard called in Federal Way's Uso Olive who won his scrum over the offensive player, leading to a huge celebration by the defensive line.

Spoke for a moment with Coach Paul Wulff, who gave an injury status update -- DE Travis Long, DT Kalafitoni Pole, DT/DE Brandon Rankin, DE Jordan Pu'u-Robinson and CB Brandon Golden are on track and will be ready to go.

Wulff said two Cougars who have had off-field troubles this offseason -- OT Rico Forbes (alleged DUI) is back involved with team activities. LB Louis Bland (alleged assault) is not at this time.

Cougar Prospect Notes

Federal Way defensive tackle Uso Olive is a prospect the Cougar coaches have had their eye on. They've already offered and received a verbal commitment from his teammate, MLB Jordan Pulu.

Olive performed very well at the camp and already seems to have a bond with some of the coaches. Still a bit undersized, but it will be interesting to see if he picks up an offer after camp at Washington State.

Bothell (Wash.) wide receiver Trent Sewell landed MVP honors and was clearly the best receiver in attendance.

Sewell is embarking on a huge college camp tour starting next week. He will visit Boise State, Colorado, California, Utah, Oregon, Stanford and Oregon State before returning home.

Kentridge (Wash.) tight end Caleb Smith spent time talking with Tormey as well as Rasmussen. Smith is not in a rush to make a decision and the take from here is the Cougars should be in the mix until the end.


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