Pondering instant impact for 2014 Cougs

RECRUITING IS ABOUT the next 4-5 years, the big picture future, but one of the first questions always asked about an incoming class is this: Who is most ready to contribute as a true freshman? Cougfan.com looks at the 2014 Washington State class and weighs in…

First, some things to note: This isn't a prediction on who will redshirt and who won't. It's our opinion of who is most physically ready.

And so speedsters like Calvin Green (5-10) and Keith Harrington (5-8.5) aren't on this list, yet they may still end up being awfully tough to keep off the field in 2014. Others not mentioned in this article could well gain early playing time due to injuries or depth at a particular position.

Or they may explode on the fall camp practice field and thrust themselves into the mix. (Few were predicting a skinny young freshman named Deone Bucannon was ready to start in the Pac-12 the day before his first fall camp practice and we all know how that worked out.)

Last, some of the recruits on this list may well still redshirt because there's good talent and depth at their position in 2014 on the WSU roster. And that's certainly not a bad thing to have a guy in the system for five years instead of four.

All those caveats aside, there are some impressive physical specimens in the WSU recruiting class...

Here are our picks for the most physically ready to make an impact:

RB Squally Canada (6-0, 190)

DE Kingston Fernandez (6-3, 245)

Patrick Porter (6-0, 170)

Ngalu Tapa (6-3, 280)

DE Jalen Canty (6-8, 270)

Barry Ware (6-3, 205)

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