USC de-commit sets WSU official visit

IT'S LATE IN the recruiting game for the 2012 class but receiver prospects from near and far are taking a new, closer look at Washington State with Mike Leach at the helm. One who plans an official visit in January to the Palouse is a former commit to USC.

Jaydon Mickens of Dorsey High in Los Angeles says he will trip to WSU on Jan. 13.

"I'm hearing a lot of good things about the new coaching staff. And Michael Crabtree was there with coach Leach, so there's a lot of interest there," said Mickens.

MICKENS IS RATED the No. 49 receiver prospect nationally, and three stars.

Among his attributes are excellent field vision and good quickness. He has good hands and has a solid knack for finding the open spots and seams in a defense.

"The offense will be good there at Washington State, a lot of people touch the ball," said Mickens.

Mickens decommitted from USC earlier this month. He holds offers from Cal, UCLA, UW and others. Oregon, along with UW, are two schools that have caught his eye in recent weeks.

"Oregon is recruiting me very hard, I like the offensive up-tempo, and I like the uniforms," said Mickens, who said he may still announce on Jan. 7 during the US Army All-American Bowl.

"But I do plan to still take all my visits, my mom wants me to do that so that's what I'm going to do," he said.


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