WSU Recruiting Notebook: Big Monday coming?

HE QUIETLY TRIPPED to Washington State this past weekend -- and he quietly holds four Pac-12 offers. But Jalen Canty figures to be making plenty of noise on Monday. The 6-8, 270-pound defensive end prospect out of Vallejo, Calif., tells CF.C he's about 72 hours away from announcing his decision. Indeed, Canty says he'll choose either Washington State, Oregon or Utah on Monday afternoon.

It's been a crazy couple of weeks for Canty. The massive DE prospect tripped to Washington State last weekend, picked up offers from Oregon and Utah and decommitted from Fresno State on Monday.

Now Canty, who will take an official visit to the Utah campus this weekend, said he will make his college choice known on Monday afternoon.

"I'm down to Washington State, Oregon and Utah," said Canty, whose page also shows an offer from Washington. "A coach is visiting my house on Monday and I will be showing my decision on my twitter account."

Canty had previously scheduled an official visit to Oregon for the last weekend before Signing Day, on Jan. 31. It was unclear whether he would be taking that visit on Friday after announcing Monday.

REGARDING WASHINGTON STATE, Canty said the Cougar coaches are recruiting him on the defensive side of the ball.

"The coaches (at WSU) said they love my size, speed and strength," Canty said. "They're recruiting me right now as a defensive end."

As a senior this season for St. Patrick-St. Vincent High, Canty recorded 76 tackles, 22 sacks and one forced fumble. When you take a look at high highlight tape (see below), the jumbo-sized Canty flies into the backfield and tosses other offensive lineman around like a rag doll.

As for his experience in Pullman last weekend for his official visit?

"It went well," Canty said. "The thing that stood out most to me was the small town (environment)."

CF.C will have more from Canty on Monday when he makes his final decision. To view his highlight reel: CLICK HERE

ELSEWHERE ON THE RECRUITING FRONT, things are coming down to the wire for Bellevue High 4-star DT Marcus Griffin but it looks like he plans to wait until the very end to make his announcement. The 6-3, 290-pounder, who tripped to WSU in mid-December, was supposed to visit Notre Dame this weekend, but will instead trip to Arizona.

He said he will also visit Mississippi State next weekend before making his final decision. Griffin told CF.C earlier this week that he's planning on announcing on National Signing Day (Feb. 5) at a school ceremony that includes other Bellevue athletes.

Here's an update on some other prospects:

• DE/LB Patrick Choudja will be taking an official visit to Boise State this weekend. The 6-4, 230-pounder, who tripped to WSU last weekend, recently named a top four of WSU, Boise State, Fresno State and Nevada.

• Three-star WR prospect Barry Ware, who was also in Pullman last weekend for an official, is listed on the Utah website as an official visitor for this weekend. There has been plenty of internet chatter about Ware and that he may have verbally committed to Washington State this past weekend, but Ware is running silent, running deep and hasn't returned texts or messages. Once we're able to connect with Ware, we'll be sure to update you.

• Washington State OT verbal commit Miguel Machado, out of Pasadena JC, has also been a busy man over the last few weeks. Machado, who picked up offers from Washington, Kansas and Kansas State in the last two weeks, reportedly took an official visit to Purdue last weekend and is scheduled to be on the Michigan State campus later today for an official. Machado said that he is also planning on taking a visit to Montlake to see the Huskies before signing day.

• Another visitor from last weekend, Brayden Lenius, is also seeing some movement in his recruitment. The 6-5 wideout is receiving plenty of sudden interest from the new UW staff and picked up an offer from Boise State this morning, Scout's Greg Biggins reported. Lenius is at Minnesota this weekend for an official visit.

  • Milpitas, Calif. CB Tre Hartley was in the process earlier this week of scheduling an official visit to WSU for today but turns out he won't be making the trip. It was unclear at press time if Hartley was going to schedule the trip for another weekend.

  • Pasco's Deion Singleton is scheduled to trip to Washington State the final weekend, his brother Lionel tells CF.C. Singleton, who was the Tri-City Herald All-Area football player of the year this season, is taking the SAT this weekend.

  • CF.C will have our recruiting weekend blog up sometime this afternoon or in the early evening. Back to the phones!

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