A talk with 4 recruits gunning for WSU offers

BELLEVUE -- One player in particular who caught our eye at the recent Northwest College Showcase is an in-state 6-3, 295-pound offensive lineman with a motor that didn't stop. He was dominant during 1-on-1 drills and rarely out of position on the day. He was also in Pullman on June 22 for the WSU team camp and said he felt like he left quite the impression on the Cougar coaching staff.

Skyline offensive lineman Reggie Long has a big, strong body and plays the game in a physical manner.

"The Cougars are recruiting me as a center," Long told CF.C. "I've talked with their coaches a lot and they told me to be patient and that they're going to continue to look at me during my senior season. I'm hoping I can show them what I can do and I feel like a lot of my offers are going to come in after the first week of my senior season."

Long, who is still waiting on his first offer, added that Marcus Griffin is also in his ear singing the praises of the Cougar staff.

ANOTHER IN-STATE hoss to watch out for is Bellevue's Morgan Richey, who was also competing at Interlake High on Sunday.

The 6-4, 275-pounder had a solid day of competition and I liked his quick hips and how he was able to break to the outside.

Richey currently holds offers from Idaho, Nevada, Colorado State, Montana, Northern Colorado and North Dakota, with interest coming from Oregon State, WSU and UW.

"The Cougar coaches have been in contact with me and they want to see me during my senior season," Richey said. "I got injured late during my junior year, so I'm sure they just want to see how I move and make sure I'm good to go.

"I've been talking with Coach Russell, so we'll see what happens next year."

TWO OTHER class of 2014 prospects who had good days were Federal Way WR/DB Keenan Curran and Canby, Ore. linebacker Sam Bodine. I'm a big fan of both prospects and feel like they're definitely under-the-radar type players who could be capable of earning Pac-12 offers at some point this year.

Curran has good size for either a WR or safety at 6-2, 190-pounds. He's got the frame to pack on weight and has great speed. Curran looked good at both spots on Sunday. He currently holds offers from Air Force, Army, Idaho, San Jose State, Wyoming and Yale. He said WSU has also been in contact with him and he's still hoping to take an unofficial visit later this summer.

As for Bodine, he had another solid day of competition. This was my third time seeing the senior-to-be play in person and he made some great plays throughout. During his first rep of 1-on-1s, Bodine jammed the receiver at the line, stayed with him as he burst downfield and out-fought him when the ball was in the air to record an interception.

Bodine said he recently spoke with Wilson and the two continue to develop a close bond.

"We spoke on Friday, and talked a little bit more about the changes coming to the university," Bodine said. "Everyone is excited about the facilities coming and and I know WSU is a program that is building. That interests me a lot knowing they're on the rise because obviously people are going to want to be a part of a program with a future, rather than one that's going downhill."

Bodine, who participated in the UW Rising Stars Camp over the weekend, added that the Husky coaches are also showing him a lot of love and are recruiting him pretty hard at the moment.

Currently, Bodine's lone offer is from Portland State.

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