Elusive Floridian on WSU recruiting radar

HAVING THE ABILITY TO make that first guy miss out in open space is always important but it's particularly key in Washington State's Air Raid offense. Among the recruiting targets for the Cougs in the 2014 class is an elusive three-star product out of Miami with plenty of shake.

Lamar Parker isn't the tallest receiver around but he's racked up double-digit offers from schools like Washington State, Arizona, West Virginia, Florida State, Texas A&M and more.

"I just want to see where I fit in best," said Parker. "It's just about how people run the program, what kind of offense they run.

"I'm 5-9, 165 pounds and we run the spread at my high school which I'm (comfortable in.) Distance doesn't matter at all to me."

Parker, along with CB Nigel Patten, hails from Miami's Booker T. Washington High, where Cougar assistant coach and area recruiter Paul Volero once served as defensive coordinator.

"I think that he's a cool guy... but I've really just been busy doing football, preparing for the season," said Parker.

He has focused in on recruiting enough to identify an early leader, he says, and that's West Virginia.

"It's the program they're running and how they run the offense, and I think that program might be the best decision for me...but anything can happen, and right now I'm just focused on next season," said Parker.

Washington State has a growing pipeline to the state of Florida. The Cougs have two players on the roster who have thrived at WSU in MLB Darryl Monroe and WR Isiah Myers, with Monroe a sophomore and Myers a junior this coming season. Wazzu also has two players already verbally committed in the 2014 class from the Sunshine State: QB Peyton Bender and WR Keith Harrington.

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