Bellevue LB w/Leach offer plans on early call

THE COUGS AND MIKE LEACH have thrown their hat into the ring for Bellevue inside ‘backer Sean Constantine. And he doesn't plan on drawing the process out.

Washington State and the other schools recruiting Constantine see the 6-3, 220-pounder at inside linebacker.

"They're kind of an unknown for me, a lot of schools are really, but so far I've talked to some of the coaches at Washington State and they seem really nice, they seem like they're really good coaches," said Constantine of Wazzu.

Constantine is rated three stars and the No. 20 inside linebacker prospect nationally. But he might jump up even higher when the next round of rankings comes out in late May.

Constantine now holds offers from six Pac-12 schools – Washington State, UCLA, UW, Oregon State, Colorado and Utah. He said he wasn't positive if Arizona had offered but thought they too might have recently put a full ride on the table.

CONSTANTINE HAS BEEN to Oregon State on an unofficial trip in recent weeks and plans to take in the UW spring game. He also plans to take additional unofficials later this summer, though those trips are still in the planning stage.

Constantine said a summer verbal commitment, say in June or July, could well be in the cards.

"I'm trying to do it early," said Constantine. "As soon as I know, then I'm done. I don't want to be the guy on ESPN with 50 hats… I'd like to do it my before senior year and then just focus on the season and my team, that's really important to me. And I want to show respect to the coaching staffs, that's really important to me, too."

Constantine was named first team all-state and all conference as a junior. Defensive stats for the state title game, (Bellevue claimed its fourth straight Class 3A title in December) were unavailable but prior to that, Constantine had 92 tackles on the year, including 10 tackles-for-loss and a 47-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Sean Constantine profile page and junior season video

WSU has also offered Bellevue outside linebacker prospect Myles Jack.

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