More in-state prospects for WSU's junior day

WASHINGTON STATE's junior day event will see a number of the top prospects from the Evergreen State in Pullman this weekend. Among them will be a DB/WR who already holds an offer from a Big East school and a receiver prospect from the southern part of the state who is starting to turn heads.

As good as he's been on offense, Eastlake High's Drew Lewis (6-1, 190 pounds) is also a standout on the defensive side of the ball. Last season he had 49 tackles and four forced fumbles from the safety spot. Lewis accumulated over 1,200 yards of total offense and 14 touchdowns as a junior this past season.

But defense, Lewis said, is where he envisions himself playing at the next level.

"I'm leaning towards playing safety or cornerback," Lewis said. "Since I'm so tall, I have great vision of the field and I can see plays before they develop. I'm really open to playing wherever the coaches best see me fitting in their system though."

The Cougs haven't talked to Lewis about where exactly they would see him lining up, but he said it's something he looks forward to finding out this weekend.

"The WSU coaches have been sending me letter for a past few months and this is the first big recruiting trip I'm taking, so it's pretty cool," Lewis said. "I've never been out there before, but I know a lot of people who go to school there. I've always thought it would be fun to be able to travel to different places for football. I can't wait to get out there."

Lewis currently holds an offer from Pitt, where his older brother Ryan Lewis is a freshman. He's also receiving plenty of early interest from UW, ASU, Nebraska, Utah, Michigan and several other schools in addition to WSU.

UPDATE: Lewis was offered by WSU on Saturday while in Pullman. Click here for more.

Another rising in-state prospect who will be in Pullman is Vancouver product E'lon Mack.

The Heritage High wide receiver is an under the radar prospect who is starting to pick up some major college interest. He attended UW's Junior Day Camp last week and is hearing most from Harvard, Boise State and BYU in addition to Washington State.

The 5-11, 188-pounder is being recruited as an inside receiver by the WSU coaches and said the Cougs and UW are his two favorite schools at this point.

His stats weren't available at press time, but Mack said his speed and athletic ability are what has him drawing recruiting interest.

"Coaches have told me they like me because I'm fast and I have long arms," Mack said. "I have a good ‘vert' too, which allows me to go over the top of guys to make plays. I'm also comfortable going across the middle. I can avoid big hits or take them as well."

Mack added that getting the opportunity to meet and talk with Leach this weekend is an opportunity he's been waiting to do for years.

"I've liked Coach Leach ever since his days at Texas Tech," Mack said. "I love watching WSU's offense. I'd really like to stay close to home too, so my family could watch me play. I like the Cougs a lot and I like the atmosphere at their stadium. I went to the UCLA game for a visit and had the chance to watch their offense. It was a great experience."

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