WSU weekend moves Cougs up DL's list

IT WAS ONE heck of an official visit weekend out on the Palouse in the eyes of a 6-2, 295-pound junior college prospect with double-digit offers. The trip "definitely" moved the Cougars up on his list -- but is he close to making a decision? CF.C talked with him about that and more...

Kyle Peko out of Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif. might not decide for a little while yet. There was however no such ambivalence about his experience at Washington State.

"It was awesome. I had a really good time -- It definitely did (move WSU up) and I liked it a lot there," said Peko.

Peko prepped at La Habra High, the same high school as Cougars Brett Bartolone and Cody Clements.

"That was great to see those guys. They all had great things to say about the school, the town and the football program," said Peko.

Peko also made some new friends at Wazzu, with a trio of defensive linemen -- Toni Pole, Robert Barber and Destiny Vaeao among them.

"Everyone was together out there, that was good to see," said Peko, who added that he could "definitely" see himself at Washington State.

PEKO HAS ONE more official visit, to Boise State next weekend. He's not a mid-year transfer, and is instead on pace to take the more traditional junior college route of graduating in May.

Peko said after his final trip, he plans on taking the holidays and a little bit more to make the call, probably in mid-January.

"It's definitely getting harder," said Peko, who is deciding among Washington State, BSU, Micvhigan State, Nebraska and Utah. He also holds offers from Texas Tech, BYU, K-State, Kansas, Pitt, Tennessee and others.

PEKO SAID he got to spend some quality time with both Mike Leach and WSU d-line coach Joe Salave'a. A recent in-home with Salave'a also went very well.

"I love Coach Joe, my parents really like him too…Coach Leach has won a lot of games and he talked about his history, where he sees me fitting in, things like that," said Peko.

Peko said the Cougs like him at both the three-technique, nose and up and down the line depending on the situation, such as whether the Cougs have their BUCK linebacker with his hand up down and what formation they're in.


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