NOTEBOOK: WSU Recruiting Class update

CF.C CONTINUES TO track the campus arrivals of the 2013 Cougar recruiting class -- here's the latest update on who, what, where and when. Meanwhile, a pair of 2014 class commits for Washington State have some new stars next to their names.

Two future Cougs in the 2014 class, WR Keith Harrington and QB Peyton Bender, were assigned stars by Scout.com on Thursday for the first time.

For the previously unevaluated Florida products, Harrington was rated three stars and Bender was given two stars.

Harrington (as well as Calvin Green) continues to show in Scout's system as a running back prospect -- but both are coming to WSU as inside receivers.

The WSU '14 commit who has received the most press of late recently, however, is NT/DE Marcus Griffin. His ranking has not changed since he verbally committed to WSU (three stars, No. 39 DT) but it will go on an upward glide path at some point in the near future.

Griffin turned heads at the recent Oregon NFTC, so much so that his national rank is certain to rise -- it's just a question of how much and whether it's likely to happen after Scout has a chance to evaluate another of his camp performances at The Opening in less than two weeks, (July 1-3).

After several conversations and looking at it from all angles, our best guess in trying to read the tea leaves is Griffin will land somewhere between No. 20-29 for the DTs nationally. If he's between 20th and 24th, he's most likely to get four stars. If he's between 25th-29th, it's somewhat more likely he's going to stay at three stars.

One thing does seem certain at this point on Griffin -- he's a virtual lock to jump up to the No. 4 DT prospect in the West on Scout. He currently resides at No. 8 on that metric.

AS FOR THE current crop of Cougs, the 2013 class, CF.C has confirmed the following have arrived on campus:

WR Charleston White
S Paris Taylor
QB Tyler Bruggman
S Darius Lemora
DT Gerald Sterling
WR River Cracraft
ATH Isaac Dotson
RB Jamal Morrow
LB Peyton Pelluer
OL Cody O'Connell
OL Riley Sorenson
OL Carlos Freeman
OL Cole Madison
OL Matt Meyer
DE Paulo Lepua
NT Daniel Ekuale
CB Daquawn Brown
RB Gerard Wicks

There were only two from the list of those expected to arrive who were not yet confirmed by CF.C as of late Thursday morning: DE Emmitt Su'a-Kalio and OL Devonte McClain. But both are expected to be on campus and in the fold soon.

Just as this report was going to press, McClain texted CF.C that he will arrive at WSU on Sunday.

Other members of the class who previously arrived in January or earlier this spring:

OL B.J. Salmonson
WR Robert Lewis
WR Vince Mayle
OL Jacob Seydel
DE Lyman Faoliu
LB Ivan McLennan

There is no grayshirting, the process of oversigning to Letters of Intent, anymore but there remains a quartet that are expected to delay enrollment and join the Cougs in January:

CB Markell Sanders
CB Marcellus Pippins
RB Olito Thompson
LB Dylan Hanser

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