"I'll be up there at Washington State this week… I just felt like Washington State was the best destination for me," said LaRue. "I talked to (Mike Leach) last night and he was excited about it… to get me out there and he gave me some warm wishes."
LARUE SAID he's not sure whether he'll play outside or inside receiver for the Cougs.
"We haven't really discussed that yet but at Texas A&M, we basically ran the exact same offense and I know both positions, outside and inside receiver, so that will kind of give me a leg up -- I pretty much know the concepts. So I don't know what I'll be playing but I'm pretty sure I'll find out this week when I get out there," said LaRue.
LARUE WAS HIGHLY highly sought during the 2013 cycle. The 4-star product had a serious burst after the catch and was a potentially dangerous return man at the next level. He was also a talented corner with the chops to play on either side of the ball in college, although everyone wanted him at wideout. That included Washington State, with Paul Volero running the point.
"Once I spoke with Coach Volero after getting my release, that just made it 100 percent… Coach Volero and I built a great relationship when I was in high school. I feel comfortable with him and I trust the coaching staff there at Washington State. I just feel like these guys are going to take care of me," said LaRue.
About a year ago as Signing Day approached, LaRue was down to USC, Notre Dame, UCLA, Texas A&M and Washington State. Then, it was just Texas A&M and WSU, with LaRue ultimately deciding to sign with the Aggies.
The Cougs eventually got their man, it just took a little longer.
"The school I was at before, it's a great place, don't get me wrong…It's a great institution, the football program is great, Kevin Sumlin is an excellent coach. I just felt like it wasn't for me in being that far away from home, it wasn't the best option for me. And Washington State is definitely closer," said LaRue.