Four-star WR and others to visit Cougs soon?

MIKE LEACH recently offered a four-star wideout who holds over 30 offers and could flourish in the Air Raid offense with his size and speed. What's his interest level in the Cougs? CF.C caught up with him and a pair of other prepsters who also hold scholarship offers from Washington State.

Wide receiver Dallis Todd out of La Mirada, Calif. is no stranger to the recruiting scene. The 6-3, 210-pound phenom has been heavily recruited since he was a sophomore last season, totalling 31 offers. One of his most recent offers came last Thursday from Washington State.

"I believe it was my 30th offer, which is very humbling for me," Todd said. "Their outside receivers coach Dennis Simmons… let me know that they are very interested in me. They like how I can stretch the field and he said they need a player like me to come in and play in their offense."

Ranked four-stars and the 22nd best WR in the land by, unofficial visits are likely to be key to his decision. Leach and WSU are in the process of scheduling the senior-to-be up to Pullman this summer for a look-see.

"I have family that lives in northern Oregon, so I'm thinking about going to see them this summer and then going to visit Washington State," Todd said. "I was talking with Coach Simmons and he told me that the Cougars run a fast tempo offense and they like to throw the ball around. That's something that definitely interests me."

TODD IS COMING off a junior campaign where he hauled in 72 passes for 1,072 yards and 10 touchdowns. He received several postseason honors, including being named to the First-Team All Area Long Beach Press team, the First-Team All Suburban League team and the First-Team All CIF Southeast Division team, among others.

With his long list of offers, Todd said he hasn't taken the time to narrow his list down, but there are a few schools that offer intrigue early in the recruitment process.

"I don't have any leaders, but Oklahoma, Ohio State, Clemson, Notre Dame (all have offered) and some other schools are sticking out to me right now," Todd said. "I haven't really had the chance to check out a lot of schools, but I was at USC's Jr. Day and I'll be going to Oklahoma this weekend to check out their spring game."

ANOTHER WIDEOUT ON the Wazzu radar hails from the Sooner State. Oklahoma City product Cameron Batson (5-9, 165) received his first offer from Washington State on Feb. 13. Batson has also hauled in offers from Kansas and Texas Tech, with Oregon State, Cal, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Indiana and several other schools frequently contacting him.

"All schools are sticking out to me right now," Batson said. "Once I do my research on the colleges and the different programs they have to offer for the field I'm interested in studying, then I'll be able to have a better idea of who stands out. The potential for me to come in right away and play sooner than later will also play a factor for me."

As a junior this past season for Millwood high, Batson posted 598 receiving yards, 347 rushing yards and 10 total touchdowns. Batson was also an all-star in the classroom -- he holds a 4.19 grade point average and is on pace to be the 2014 Valedictorian at Millwood.

Batson said that he is going to stay patient with the recruiting process and that he's going to let things play out before making a decision. He added that he's hoping to try and schedule an unofficial visit to Pullman for either later this spring or summer.

OVER ON THE defensive side of the ball, in-state product Drew Lewis is a versatile prospect. The Eastlake high playmaker was offered by the Cougs in February while he was in Pullman for a Jr. Day event. The two sides still speak frequently, Lewis said, including a phone conversation on Tuesday.

"Members of their coaching staff are always sending me letters and we're in the process right now of setting something up for me to go over there this spring," said Lewis.

Lewis played safety for the Wolves this year, racking up 49 tackles and four forced fumbles. He also played running back, tallying more than 1,200 yards of total offense and 14 touchdowns . However, the 6-2, 196-pounder said the Cougs are recruiting him at a different position.

"A lot of schools are looking me as a linebacker and Washington State was actually the first program to bring that position up," Lewis said. "The Cougs said they want someone that can get into the backfield off the line, but also fall back into coverage. They said it was the BUCK linebacker spot where they'd want me to line up."

Lewis holds offers from Pitt and Arizona State in addition to WSU, but schools including Michigan, Oregon, Oregon State and Washington are also in the mix. One Pac-12 school in particular stands out to him, though.

"I'd say Arizona State has the slight edge right now," Lewis said. "My parents said that they are thinking of moving down to that area, so I think it would be cool to be able to live and play close to them. I'm still talking with all the schools recruiting me and I'm nowhere close to making a commitment. I'm still open minded and my parents have told me to wait the process out. I probably won't make any decision until after my football season next year."

Lewis said he's hoping to return to Pullman for a second unofficial visit, with scheduled camps for the summer to Washington and Oregon. Lewis will also be in Pittsburgh this weekend to visit his older brother Ryan, who plays defensive back for the Panthers. Lewis said he plans on meeting with Pitt coaches and watch their spring game while he is out there.

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