WSU Notebook: Number changes and new faces

THE WSU ROSTER looks a bit different today. A number of players have changed numbers – nine by our count. With the first day of classes at Washington State on Monday, that also signals the expanding of the roster, with a number of new walk ons joining the program.

The number changes:

Xavier Cooper went from No. 9 back to No. 96, the same number he wore last season.
Emmitt Su'a-Kalio changed from No. 96 to No. 99
Theron West was No. 13 and is now No. 24
Isaac Dotson switched from No. 24 to No. 31
Feddie Davey changed from No. 1 to No. 36
Daquawn Brown switched from No. 5 to No. 25
Austin Apodaca has gone from No. 2 to No. 17
Cole Madison has gone from an inside receiver, with No. 89, to an o-lineman, with No. 61
Kyle Lappano changed from No. 33 to No. 39

QB Domenic Rockey (6-1, 201) out of Auburn is among those who have joined the team. The NCAA limit for the start of fall camp is 105 players, a total which would roughly include about 20 preferred walk ons. Once classes begin, the rosters can expand. WSU as of today had 116 players listed.

Other new walk on names include a pair of twin brothers -- Kamel Greene, a 5-11, 175-pound defensive back out of Saint Francis in Mountain View, Calif., and also a Kahshan Greene, also a true freshman defensive back, (5-11, 168).

Michael Taliulu (6-0, 232), a linebacker from Aiea, Hawaii has joined the program. If that name sounds familiar, it should. He's a cousin of Taylor Taliulu's.

De'antay Williams, a 6-0, 198-pound linebacker from Palo Alto, Calif. and Drew Thompson (6-2, 182) a safety from Kennedy High in Burien are two other new names on the roster.

Cowles Publishing Company reported Wednesday night that walk on receiver Drew Loftus is back with the team. The redshirt sophomore was dismissed this past winter after being arrested on charges of third-degree theft, minor in possession of alcohol and public intoxication.

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