Cougar Recruiting Roundup

THERE AREN'T MANY college middle linebackers who check in at 270-pounds. But one junior with a WSU offer would sure like to give it a try.

Vita Vea (6-5, 270) out of Milpitas, Calif. holds a WSU offer, plus another three from Pac-12 schools UA, Cal and OSU. He would seem an ideal candidate for the BUCK or at defensive end but his preference, he told Scout.com, is to play middle linebacker or tight end. Defensively, he's a machine -- he missed three games last season and still racked up 105 tackles and seven sacks. As a sophomore, he posted 150 tackles.

Ra'Shaad Samples, a 5-11, 170-pound wide receiver out of Dallas, Texas, has picked up a WSU offer. He's in huge demand, with more than 25 offers to his name. He caught 65 passes for 1,369 yards with 20 touchdowns last season.

Patrick Morris, a 6-3, 285-pounder out of Denton, Texas comes from Guyer High, the same school as John Schilleci, who also has a Mike Leach offer. Morris is described by his prep coach as a "really athletic" center or guard, his mom played professional tennis in Russia. He also plays with a mean streak, he said.

LB Alani Latu out of Rancho Cucamonga holds an offer from WSU as well as Oregon State, Colorado and Hawaii. He had 70 tackles this past season. He's said he wants to play with his twin brother, Viliami Latu, who does not have a WSU offer, (he's been offered by Boise State, Fresno State and Hawaii.) Rancho Cucamonga High features two others with Cougar offers -- safety Tahaan Goodman and corner Chris Hawkins, the latter having just verballed to USC on Sunday.

Goodman (6-2, 185) rated the No. 7 safety prospect in the country, says WSU, along with UCLA, Cal, Washington and Hawaii, are recruiting him hardest.

Linebacker Cameron Judge out of Westlake Village, Calif. picked up a WSU offer recently. The Oaks Christian High product also holds offers from Arizona, Utah, UCLA, Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Nebraska and Texas A&M. Judge racked up 113 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery in 2011. This upcoming season he'll also play on offense, at running back and slot receiver.

OL Sean Harlow out of San Clemente, Calif. is rated the No. 4 guard prospect in the West. He holds Pac-12 offers from WSU, Oregon, Colorado, Oregon State, Utah and UW.

Long snapper Cole Mazza was offered recently by Wazzu, joining UCLA. Mazza recently won the Rubio Long Snapping/Chris Sailer Kicking Nike camp event in California. He averages in the .6s range for a 15 yard snap, rarely snaps in the .7s and has been known to dip into the .5s area.

Running Back Terrell Newby (5-10, 185) out of Chaminade High in West Hills, Calif. holds five Pac-12 offers, including one from Washington State. He topped the 200-yard mark four times as a junior, finishing with 2,117 yards and 34 touchdowns on 303 carries.

Offensive tackle Aaron Cochran out of Buhach Colony High in California is massive, checking in at 6-8, 350 pounds. He holds offers from Washington State, California, Colorado, Notre Dame, UCLA and Washington.

Mike Leach was first to offer Houston LB Reggie Chevis, and 12 other schools have since followed suit. Ranked the No. 9 middle linebacker in the nation and four stars, Chevis may unofficially visit WSU in the summer.

Futurecast: Los Angeles Salesian WR/TE Marquis Ware and Edward Paris, a 6-1, 190-pound long-armed corner out of Mansfield, Texas are among the recent offers Leach has extended to members of the 2014 class.

NOTABLE NOTE:
Skyline QB Max Browne is scheduled to make his decision Wednesday, with USC and Oklahoma generally regarded as the frontrunners. WSU has three known QB offers out, to Tyler Bruggman out of Phoenix, Hayden Rettig from Los Angeles and Brown. A fourth, Jared Goff, verballed to Cal a couple weeks back, following in his father's footsteps (he was a baseball player at Cal).

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