WSU Recruiting Road Map

THE COUGS' 2013 recruiting class is nearly full but there still remain a relatively large pool of potential crimson commits out there. Here's a look at some of Washington State's final targets, any one of whom would provide a nice capper to Mike Leach's recruiting haul.

CB Chidobe Awuzie: He's down to three – Washington State, Colorado and the hometown school, San Jose State. Awuzie says he has been feeling a different school day-to-day, and plans to take his decision all the way to Signing Day (Feb. 6). For many prospects where it appeared they would decide late in the game, it's become clear WSU purposely held off on having Leach make his in-home visit – head coaches get just one. Leach is scheduled to be in Awuzie's living room next week.

WR Sebastian LaRue: He's no longer visiting Notre Dame and it looks like he's down to WSU and Texas A&M. The Aggies have told Larue, a slot receiver, that while they have six receivers already committed that most of those are outside receivers.

DL Zelt Minor: He's looking primarily at Washington State, Texas Tech and SMU. He also looks to be taking his decision down to the wire, with official visits planned to SMU and Texas Tech on the final two weekends. CF.C continues to work the phones on all the prospects out there, we spoke briefly to his dad last night and hope to hear back from Zelt himself soon.

There's another d-lineman out there who might still be in play. He verballed to another school a while back but a prep source tells CF.C the Cougs are not of it yet. CF.C is trying to reach him and verify.

And then there's a number of uncommitted prospects who tripped last weekend to WSU – LB Malik Jenkins, CB Darius Allensworth, CB Marcellus Pippins and DE Takkarist McKinley.

Jenkins is trying to decide if he wants to stay close to home in Texas or spread his wings to the West Coast for college. Allensworth, who is very tight with incoming Coug Jamal Morrow, is deciding between Wazzu and the school he originally committed to in Cal.

Pippins says his commitment to Utah remains intact but he's not shutting the door on WSU yet. Leach has an in-home with him next week. McKinley says he still considers himself a commit to Cal, but says that the Cougars made some major headway after his visit to the Palouse.

Much like those listed above, any one of this group would be a feather in the cap.

Two others who appear to be bigger long shots at this stage, but still worth keeping an eye on, include WR Taj Williams out of Florida and NT Rod Crayton out of Alabama.

Washington State has 26 known commits: NT Daniel Etuale, CB/WR Charleston White, S Montrel Meander, ATH Isaac Dotson, DE Paulo Lepua, OT Jacob Seydel, CB Daquawn Brown, DE Emmitt Su'a-Kalio, DE Lyman Faoliu, WR Vince Mayle, OT Matt Meyer, C Carlos Freeman, S Darius Lemora, DT Gerald Sterling, ATH Jamal Morrow, RB Olito Thompson, OG Cole Madison, RB Gerard Wicks, LB Ivan McLennan, LB Peyton Pelluer, WR River Cracraft, CB Markell Sanders, QB Tyler Bruggman and OT Cody O'Connell, and grayshirts OL B.J. Salmonson and WR Robert Lewis. CF.C projects the Cougs to take 28-29.


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