Big Easy DB sets WSU official visit

THE WSU STAFF has made it apparent this recruiting cycle they are willing to look far and wide to find future Cougs. This includes New Orleans, where Mike Leach and Co. recently extended an offer to defensive back prospect Blaise Brown. The 6-1, 185-pounder picked up his offer from WSU last week and has wasted no time in setting up an official visit to Pullman for later this fall.

When the Cougars take on the Arizona State Sun Devils on Oct. 31, Brown will be on hand to watch the action.

"I set that trip up this weekend and I'm already very excited to get up there and check out the campus," Brown said. "That game they have against ASU is also going to be on ESPN for that Thursday night game on Halloween. That should be a lot of fun and I think seeing the stadium and everything will be a fun experience."

Brown, who also holds offers from Louisiana Tech, Tulane, Dartmouth, and Old Dominion, said although Wazzu offered him just last week, he's already feeling a lot of love from the Cougs.

"I'd say they're recruiting me pretty hard right now," Brown said. "I spoke with their defensive coordinator Mike Breske a few days ago and we talked about their Auburn game and their game this weekend against USC. He said they had a chance to pull out the win against Auburn, but they were just a few plays away from being able to finish it off.

"That was my first time talking with Coach Breske, but I've been hearing a lot from them since they offered me last week. I like that."

BROWN DID ADD that Old Dominion has also been showing him plenty of attention and that no schools are standing out as a favorite right now. He's also receiving interest from Southern Miss and Indiana.

As a junior last season, Brown recorded three interceptions, one of which was returned to the house for six. He also added a blocked punt on special team, that he also returned for a touchdown.

"In talking with their coaches, they said they think I could come in right away and compete for a spot either at cornerback or safety," Brown said. "I think I'm a disciplined player who can make game changing plays to help my team win."

Brown added that he's also hoping to play baseball in college. He is a standout in football and baseball for St. Augustine High School and said he's not ready to give up one sport yet. He currently holds an offer from Alcorn State for baseball.

"I talked with the WSU coaches about that and I let them know that I'm hoping to play both in college," Brown said. "I talked with the WSU coaches and they said they wouldn't have a problem with me trying to play both."

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