Coug WR commit sets official visit to Pullman

WHEN WIDE RECEIVER Zaire Andre committed to Washington State, he said he was solid with his commitment but would still take other visits. With the season right around the corner, Andre tells CF.C he's got an official visit set up to Pullman for next month. But what about the other schools?

As the Cougs exit the tunnel to take on Idaho on Sept. 21 as part of the homecoming festivities at WSU, Andre will be out on the Palouse for an official visit. It will be the first time the Inglewood, Calif. product, who committed to the Cougs in late May, will see the Washington State campus in person.

"I'm very excited to get up there and see everything for myself," Andre said. "I'm always hearing about the construction and how great things are looking up there. It's something I want to see on my own and meet all the players and everything."

SINCE GIVING HIS verbal to the Cougs, though, it hasn't stopped coaches from other programs from actively recruiting him. Andre said he continues to hear from Nebraska, Georgia Tech, Houston, Maryland, Michigan State, Nevada, Wyoming and most of the Pac-12.

He currently holds offers from WSU, San Jose State, Houston, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.

"I'm still solid with Washington State right now," Andre said. "I like the connections and the relationships I have with the whole staff. The offense that they run is great too. I could come in and have the opportunity to play early. They throw the ball a lot, which is a good fit for me."

ANDRE ADDED THAT he does plan to take other official visits, though.

He said he will visit San Jose State on Oct. 26 and is in the process of setting up a visit to Houston. The 5-11, 175-pounder said he is waiting to plan his last two trips.

"The coaches know I'm taking other visits," Andre said. "I told my position coach Dennis Simmons about it and he said they're ok with it. They understand I just want to see some different things and enjoy the whole process. They also know I'm committed to them and really like the program."

Andre's relationship with Simmons, he said, is another reason why he looks forward to his days playing in Pullman.

"We have a strong relationship going right now," Andre said. "With him, we talk more than just football. He checks in with me to make sure I'm doing good and we talk about life. We've talked about what it means to become a man and what I need to do to prepare to get to college. It's great being able to speak with him."

Andre added that he's been in contact with several of the other class of 2014 WSU commits.

This includes Marcus Griffin, Kevin Griffin, Peyton Bender and others. He's also reached out to other players who are currently on the team.

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