Cougs high on Cali OL's list post-unofficial

OL PROSPECT EDUARDO MIDDLETON has double digit offers, including three from the Pac-12. Along with members of his family, he was in Pullman last week, making an unofficial visit to Washington State. The trip to the Palouse, he said, has WSU high up on his list.

Middleton (6-5, 280), who preps at Oceanside, about 40 minutes outside of San Diego, his brother and dad were in Pullman last week.

"It was very nice, it's a lot more rural than where I'm at right now in Oceanside but it's definitely nice… It seems like an ideal place to live," said Middleton, who is ranked three stars and in the Top 100 nationally as an offensive tackle by

The Cougs will have a battle on their hands however, with Utah and Oregon State looking like their closest competitors. Middleton has now visited all three schools unofficially.

"It definitely helps seeing a place, and Washington State is a really different kind of school and atmosphere. I could see myself there -- I can see myself at all three of those schools, and definitely at Washington State," he said.

Middleton said he spent some quality time with Paul Wulff, Rich Rasmussen and the coaching staff, as well as o-line coach Steve Morton.

"Coach Mort seems like a great guy with a lot of experience, and he's definitely mentored a lot of players who have gone up to the NFL and played in the pros," said Middleton.

Middleton said he is no hurry to make a decision.

"It will just come down to where I feel most comfortable." said Middleton.

Middleton's frame, agility and his ability to stop defenders cold in both the running and passing game have made for a busy recruiting season. As a junior he was named All League, All Area, All San Diego Section, All San Diego Academic and took home Oceanside's Offensive Lineman of the Year Award.

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