Coug offers flying out the door

IT SURE SEEMS like a bunch of recruiting tape has come into the Washington State football offices of late. Indeed, it was a busy Monday for the Cougs on the recruiting front -- Washington State extended known scholarship offers to four different prospects from three different states. And another offer went out Tuesday morning.

Jahshawn Johnson was the first known prospect to haul in a WSU offer on Monday.

The 5-10, 170-pounder recorded 72 tackles, nine pass deflections, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery for Ennis (Texas) High in 2012. He was also named to the First-Team All-District Team. In addition to WSU, Johnson also holds offers from UW, Baylor, Texas Tech, TCU and Tulsa.

California inebacker Michael Lazarus out of Berkeley High took to social media yesterday afternoon, announcing that he had been offered by the Cougs:

"Just got offered by Washington State! #2 # GoCougs," Lazarus tweeted.

The 6-2, 215-pound LB also holds an offer from Cal.

Lazarus, seen by some recruiting analysts as a major sleeper, is rated four stars and the 11th best middle linebacker in the nation by but has only the two offers and,'s Greg Biggins reports, is friends with Cougar WR Ricky Galvin and has high interest in Washington State.

WASHINGTON STATE also extended an offer to another Californian, Heritage High defensive lineman Sione Takitaki.

The 6-3, 240-pound d-lineman confirmed via text message that he had been offered by Wazzu. WSU is the second offer for Takitaki, who has also been offer by San Jose State.

Takitaki hails from the same high school as 2013 WSU RB signee Jamal Morrow.

Also late last night, WSU extended an offer to Raymon Minor from Benedictine High in Richmond, Virginia.

Virginia? Yep.

The 6-4, 215-pound outside linebacker also holds offers from Clemson, Miami, Oregon State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and several others.

AND THE HITS keep coming. Houston's Alief Taylor High, safety Josh Kalu was offered by the Cougs this morning according to Scout's Ahmard Vital.

Kalu (6-2, 180) is ranked three stars and holds offers from Colorado, Wake Forest and SMU.

A three-sport athlete, Kalu finished his junior season with 44 tackles, and interception and two field goals blocked. He was also named the named 5A District 18 Defensive Newcomer of the Year. He plays basketball and competes in the triple and high jumps, 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter dash. He has a personal best of 45-0 in the triple jump.

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