The feeling is mutual, as Porter explains.
"Coach Mike Leach at Washington State… I talk to (him) at least once or twice a week," said Porter. "He's a great coach but he's also a great person. He wants you to do the right things in life, not just in football, so you can be a better man."
It's also appealing, Porter said, that Wazzu has let him know they have five cornerbacks on the roster who are graduating after this season.
"I have a chance where I can come in and start my freshman year," said Porter.
PORTER'S SCHEDULED HIS official visit to the Palouse for Nov. 23, when the Cougs host Utah.
Although he's also been in continual contact with Miami, he doesn't have a date scheduled with them yet for an official trip.
"I just talked to them today…the coaches are great, they have good players and it wouldn't be too big an adjustment because we play a similar defense," said Porter.
Porter also said the Miami coaches have let him know they're in good shape as a program and won't be significantly affected by the recent NCAA ruling. http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/writer/bruce-feldman/24121815/source-no-further-post-season-ban-for-miami
Porter said WSU and Miami are standing out most among his offering schools, which also include Cincinnati, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and North Carolina. Cincinnati, he said, is also turning his head a little more these days.
Porter said he's likely to use most or all of his official visits before making the decision on his college choice.
"I want to make sure that when I make the decision, I make the right decision," said Porter.