The Cougs have two known wide receiver commits in the 2013 class (Demarcus Ayers, River Cracraft) but they look to still be firmly in the market. Walter Jones (6-0, 177) out of Redlands, Calif. holds a crimson offer and was in Pullman on Tuesday.
He liked what he saw.
"It went great, I like Washington State. I went on a little unofficial for the day. I really love the new offense they have," said Jones.
Jones is classified by Scout.com as a 3-star cornerback but the Cougs are recruiting him as a receiver.
Jones, also a track standout at Redlands High, said he'll be back up in Pullman later this fall for an official visit.
"I talked with Coach Eric Morris (area recruiter, WSU inside receivers coach) while I was there and he's going to work on the schedule, work it out so I can see a home game," said Jones.
JONES HAS DISPLAYED plenty of speed on the gridiron and the track. He has posted times of 10.72 in the 100-meters and 21.56 in the 200, according to dyestat.com. His best event may be the long jump where he's posted a personal best of 24 feet, 5-1/2 inches.
"I like all the schools…it's going to be a really tough decision," said Jones. "I like Oregon State too, I like the coaches, I feel like I could fit in, I like the receiving corps…and two of my friends are going there (Victor Bolden and Jordan Villamin).
JONES HOLDS offers from Washington State, Utah, Oregon State and Nevada. Utah likes him as an ATH, OSU as a receiver and Nevada as a corner.
In addition to Wazzu, Jones has taken unofficials to Cal, ASU, UCLA and OSU. He said he also hopes more Pac-12 schools will offer after seeing some of his early games. His decision timetable?
"Probably sometime in the season, maybe halfway.. but I might see some more recruitment from other schools, midway through
more could come see some of my football games so it could be later," said Jones.
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Cougfan.com Correspondent Joe Doyle contributed to this report.
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