WITH EIGHT DAYS still left until this month is over, Washington State already has broken its record for most football verbal commitments secured in a month of June. And its closing in on the list of the top five most prolific months in Cougar recruiting since 2002. Kennedy Catholic (Burien) tight end Cole Madison's verbal yesterday was WSU's eighth since the calendar turned from May to June.

In fact, the 6-6, 260-pound Madison's pledge was WSU's seventh in just the last eight days, with four-star quarterback Tyler Bruggman's announcement on June 13 kicking off the outpouring of talent.

Bruggman himself is helping fuel the crimson fire. Three-star offensive lineman Poasi Moala of Moreno Valley, Calif., told Annabel Stephan of yesterday that Bruggman has been making the case to him for WSU.

"I've been talking to them a lot lately. Tyler Bruggman, the quarterback that committed there, is trying to convince me to go there. He was just telling me how he's heard a lot about me and that he wants Demorea Stringfellow and I to hop on board with him and be a Cougar. I feel pretty good about WSU," Moala said.

Stringfellow, by the way, is a receiver. Two of the eight prospects that have verbally committed to the Cougs this month also are receivers: Demarcus Ayers of Lancaster, Texas, and River Cracraft of Santa Margarita, Calif. Their two pledges would suggest that the Stringfellow, Seattle's Tatum Taylor and others may need to act fast if they're going to join the Air Raid.

By our count, the Cougars are nearly full at receiver for the 2013 class.

CF.C right now projects WSU taking a 2013 class of 21. Looking at the current depth chart and then factoring the wideouts arriving in the 2012 class, that suggests room for no more than three receivers in the this next class.

BUT BACK TO THE JUNE NUMBERS. As bountiful as this month has been to WSU, it has a long way to go to become the most prolific month at WSU since 2002. The single-most plentiful month on record is January 2008, when brand new head coach Paul Wulff secured pledges from 18 recruits. Three of them figure to play prominent roles for the Cougs this season: fifth-year seniors Andrei Lintz, Anthony Laurenzi and Tyree Toomer.

Here's how the other six-most impressive single-month hauls break down:

  • 2) December 2001 (for the 2002 class): 13, including Cody Boyd, Scott Davis and Jonathan Smith.
  • 3) January 2006: 12, including Kevin Kooyman and Chris Ivory.
  • 4) January 2012: 11, including Jeremiah Allison, Gabriel Marks and Niu Sale.
  • 5) January 2005: 11, including Greg Trent and Cory Evans.
  • 6) January 2007: 9, including Aire Justin and Jeshua Anderson.
  • 7) June 2012 (for the 2013 class): 8 and counting!


  • With a 2013 recruiting class of 21, this is the way CF.C sees the positional break down: 1 QB, 1 RB, 2-3 WR, 4-5 OL, 4 DL, 3 LB, 1 S, 3 CB and 1 K.

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