FINAL: Cougs look to be done with 24

WSU HAS PUT out their Signing Day release -- and just before 5 p.m. one final player, CB Sulaiman Hameed, was officially added to the list of Cougar signees. The Cougs look to be done at 24, meaning there could still be one more to come at some point in the following weeks.

The future of Cougar football unfolded right before our eyes today as Mike Leach unveiled his third class of recruits at Washington State and the first signed Letter of Intent are already in -- from wideout Keith Harrington and quarterback Peyton Bender, both out of Florida. We tracked it all and in real time... until the last of the expected players came in just before 5 p.m.

Cornerback Sulaiman Hameed has sent in his signed Letter of Intent and been added to the WSU commit list.

See below for the list and bio of every student-athlete we forecasted to be part of WSU's 2014 class. This was a living document over the course of the day...

As their letters of intent arrived in Pullman, we placed a red check (like this one to the right) next to the name.

Each name also is hot linked to the player's individual bio page, where you'll find height, weight, 40 times and more.


QB Peyton Bender / Cardinal Gibbons, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Finished his senior season completing 167 of 256 passes for 2,184 yards, 28 TDs with 6 INTs; senior campaign ended prematurely with a broken collarbone. Named honorable mention Class 5A Florida All-State. Was given the go ahead in late December to begin throwing, running and lifting weights again. Runs a form of the Air Raid offense at Cardinal Gibbons High.

RB Squally Canada / Milpitas, Calif.
Broke the all-time program single-season rushing record at Milpitas, racking up 1,916 hashes and 24 TDs. Named first team All-Mercury News running back. Named No. 13 in San Francisco Chronicle's Top 25 prep football players rankings and USA Today called him the Cougs' best get. Canada was the driving force behind Milpitas' CCS Division I championship. He also caught a pair of touchdown passes and though, for obvious reasons, ran the ball a lot and didn't get a ton of passes thrown his way, he averaged 18.8 yards per reception.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Oregon State, Boise State, Colorado, Houston and others.

WR Keith Harrington / Northeast, Saint Petersburg, Fla.
Played multiple positions, including quarterback, at undermanned Northeast High in 2013, but primarily a running back/defensive back. He'll be a slot receiver at Washington State. Also a standout in basketball and track. "He's special," Northwest football coach Mike Jalazo says. "I've seen him make one-handed catches, and he doesn't worry about getting hit. I've seen him get a little crack and be gone, even against elite defensive backs." In January at a postseason All America game, Harrington racked up 304 yards, 4 TDs and was named offensive MVP.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Arizona, Boise State and others.

WR Barry Ware / Centennial, Corona, Calif.
He'll play either the Z or X receiver position at WSU -- a tall, physical wideout who excels at breaking press coverage. He finished his senior season with 56 catches for 1,211 yards and 17 touchdowns. Despite his seize, he has good top end speed -- and also strong hands.'s Greg Biggins says: "When he's motivated, Ware is as talented as just about any receiver in the state."
CHOSE WSU OVER: UCLA, Utah, Fresno State and others.

WR Zaire Andre / Inglewood, Calif.
As a senior, Andre was moved from receiver to quarterback due to injuries. He was awarded the Ocean League Offensive Player of the Year at the end of the season. Also a Second team Daily Breeze All-Area selection and All-Wave Second Team all-purpose selection. He caught 20 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 130 yards
CHOSE WSU OVER: Nebraska, Houston, Nevada, San Jose State and others.

OL Brandon Evers / Enterprise, Redding, Calif.
In 2013 he was named all-Eastern Athletic League, all-Northern Section, and Cal-Hi All-State medium-sized schools. Also named second-team all-NorCal by MaxPreps on the defensive line. He was the lone Northern Section player to be named first-team All-NorCal -- 45 other players made the team, mostly from the Bay Area and Sacramento regions.
CHOSE WSU OVER: San Diego State.

OL Andre Dillard / Woodinville
First-team Associated Press Class 4A All-State as a senior in 2013, and voted Kingco 4A Crest Division Offensive Lineman of the Year. He was named a red chip prospect as one of Washington's top-16 prospects by The Seattle Times. His father, Mitch, was an offensive lineman for the Cougars in the late 1980's.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Idaho, EWU and Portland State.

NT Ngalu Tapa / Luther Burbank, Sacramento
Called the most dominating prep d-tackle he has seen in 30 years of covering high school football by Sacramento Bee preps writer Joe Davidson. Named first-team 2013 all-class California All-State by USA Today, and first-team All-Metro by the Sacramento Bee. He posted 14 1/2 sacks as a senior. As a junior in 2012 he posted 124 tackles, including 24 sacks, and earned first-team all-state underclass from CalHiSports. Parents are from the Polynesian archipelago nation of Tonga.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii and others.

DE Kingston Fernandez / Kapolei, Hawaii
A dominant DE/LB his senior campaign, he posted 17 sacks and 15 tackles-for-loss among his 68 tackles in 2013. An all-league performer and team captain, he was also named OIA Red West All-Star first team and KHON Cover2 Defensive Player of the Year finalist.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Arizona State and others.

DE Jalen Canty / St. Patrick St. Vincent, Vallejo, Calif.
Named Tri-County League Lineman of the Year and a first-team all-league selection despite it being his first year playing prep football. Canty racked up 76 tackles and led the state of California with 22 sacks. Also caught 10 passes for 328 yards with two touchdowns, including a 65-yard catch and run. Was at one time verbally committed to UW. Moves exceptionally well for his size at 6-8, 270. A two-sport star in high school, has said he hopes to also play on the hardcourt for the Cougs. He played three seasons on a premier Northern California traveling AAU team, the Oakland Soldiers. In 60 games at St. Patrick St. Vincent, he averaged 16.0 ppg, 12.7 rpg and 1.2 bpg and finished his prep basketball career with 959 points, 762 rebounds and 69 blocks
CHOSE WSU OVER: Washington, Oregon, Utah, Vanderbilt, Fresno State.

DE Hercules Mata'afa / Lahainaluna, Lahaina, Hawaii
Racked up 24 tackles-for-loss and 15 sacks in his senior season. Was named first-team All-State at defensive end as well as All-Hawaii Division II.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Oregon State, Hawaii, San Diego State and others.

LB Greg Hoyd / Vista Murrieta, Murrieta, Calif.
As a senior in 2013, Hoyd racked up 63 tackles including five for loss and two sacks, as well as two interceptions, including a 63-yard touchdown. Earned first-team All-Southwestern League honors for the second-straight season. Team finished 12-2 and made it to the CIF championship game before falling to Centennial High. Was the No. 13 draft pick for the red team in the West Coast Bowl all-star game.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Duke, Fresno State, North Carolina State and others.

LB Frank Luvu / Tafuna, Pago Pago, American Samoa
Named All-territory his senior season. Selected to play in the Samoa Bowl vs All Star Team from Hawaii. Also served as team's kicker and was named Special Teams Player of the Year, (90 percent of his kickoffs went for touchbacks.) Primarily played strong safety for Tafuna until his senior year, when he lined up at linebacker -- he will come to Washington State as a 'backer. He played sparingly in most games with Tafuna regularly blowing out team by 50-plus points. In an eight-game season, where he is estimated to have played about 4 1/2 full games, he posted 18 tackles including 8.5 for loss, with 3.5 sacks, 4 QB hurries, 2 pass breakups, plus a forced fumble, fumble recovery and one TD. His high school teams, junior varsity and varsity, won every game they ever played over his prep career.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Oregon State, Oklahoma State, Colorado and others.

CB Kevin Griffin / De La Salle, Concord, Calif.
Named first team Contra Costa/Tri-Valley. Also an All-EBAL pick and Cali-Hi all-state selection, he posted 51 tackles during his senior campaign. Named to's 10 best list for cornerbacks out West.

CB Sulaiman Hameed / Alameda, Calif.
An injury as a junior saw him miss all of the 2012 campaign plus the first four games of 2013 before coming back strong his senior season playing cornerback and receiver, as well as quarterback and as a return man. Despite playing in only seven games, he captured first team all-league honors and posted 34 tackles on defense. Also a standout in the classroom, with a 3.5 GPA.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Arizona State, Cal, UNLV and others.

CB Patrick Porter / Bryant, Cottondale, Ala.
Despite playing on an 0-10 team in 2013, Porter racked up more than 15 scholarship offers. He finished his senior campaign with 41 tackles, nine tackles for loss and three interceptions. Porter also played quarterback his senior year but he's ticketed for corner with the Cougs at the Pac-12 level.
CHOSE WSU OVER: his two other finalists, Miami and Minnesota. His other offers included Cincinnati, Kansas State, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, North Carolina and more.

S Deion Singleton / Chiawana / Pasco
One of only five to earn Northwest Nugget plaudits from the TNT, making him, in their eyes, one of the five best prospects in WA, OR, ID and AK. Will come to WSU as a safety. Transferred to Chiawana for 2013 senior season and led team to Class 4A state title, Two-way starter at receiver and defensive back. Named league MVP, All-Area Player of the Year by the Tri-City Herald, all-class All-State by the Seattle Times and Tacoma News Tribune, and Associated Press Class 4A All-State. Caught 45 passes for. 838 yards and 9 TDs, and collected 4 INTs on defense.
CHOSE WSU OVER: South Carolina, LSU, Florida, Auburn, Georgia, Arkansas, Louisville and many others.


WR Sebastian LaRue / Santa Monica, Calif., by way of Texas A&M
Transferred to Washington State from Texas A&M in January 2014, where he redshirted his first season. As a member of the 2013 recruiting class, he had 51 receptions for 868 yards and 8 TDs at Santa Monica High. As a senior in high school he was named Under Armour All-American, All-Ocean League first-team, All-CIF first-team (Los Angeles Times), and All-Ocean League MVP (LA Sports Journal). He was ranked a 4-star recruit by Held offers from WSU, A&M, Florida State, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington and others.

WR Calvin Green / Luther Burbank, Sacramento
Green was oft-said to be the fastest, quickest player in the Sac-Joaquin region his senior season. He earned MVP honors in the Metropolitan Conference and was named All-CIF Sac-Joaquin Section as a senior. He racked up 1,701 all-purpose yards on offense. (Also had 52 tackles and two interceptions on defense which landed him All-Metro first-team defense honors.) Because high school players can't take a kickoff out of the end zone, his 99-yard return this season was a national-tying mark. Nicknamed "The Flash."
CHOSE WSU OVER: Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado and others (double-digit offers).

OL Sean Krepsz / Martin Luther King, Riverside, Calif.
Krepsz graduated high school and enrolled early at WSU in January of 2014. was named an All-Area Inland All-Star, First Team All-Big VIII and All-CIF honorable mention as a senior. He played left guard for an offense that averaged 423.3 yards and 31.5 points per game according to the Press-Enterprise, and blocked for a 2,013-yard passer and a 1,077-yard rusher.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Fresno State, San Diego State, Utah State and others.

DE Nick Begg / Santa Margarita, Calif.
After delaying enrollment, changed course to join Washington State over Arizona State. Begg as a Class of 2013 senior was a three-star DE prospect on and received All-West Region honors by PrepStar. He'll be coming to WSU as an o-lineman though he could potentially see action in his first year in an h-back/TE role.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Arizona State and San Diego State.

S Markell Sanders / Eastside Catholic, Sammamish
Delayed enrollment until January 2014. Two-way standout who earned first-team all-league honors at cornerback as a junior in 2011. Missed all but two games of 2012 senior season with a shoulder injury. In those two games, Sanders recorded two interceptions and ten tackles. Hard hitter and good size and excellent feet. Team captain. As a junior, had three interceptions, one for a touchdown.

CB Marcellus Pippins / El Cerrito, Calif.
Delayed enrollment until January 2014. Rated the 79th best cornerback in the nation by for the class of 2013. Originally committed to Utah. First-team all-league in both 2011 and 2012. In addition to corner, he played slot receiver and returned kicks. Also a standout in basketball.

LB Dylan Hanser / Central Catholic, Billings, Mont.
An All-Conference and All-State selection as a junior and senior. Played both ways, at tight end and outside linebacker, as well as long snapper. Team won state title in 2012, and rated by MaxPreps as one of the "elite" teams in nation. Also a standout in basketball. Father Scott played football at Wyoming under Dennis Erickson and Paul Roach. Expected to grayshirt and enroll at WSU in January 2014.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Colorado State

Also, we had WSU chief of staff and recruiting coordinator Dave Emerick in for a 12 p.m. chat with CF.C subscribers. The transcript is available, just click to our front page for that and much more, including a story on the highest ranked member of the class... who is getting no love at all in the recruiting rankings. Confused? We explain.

We also scoured the interwebs for the best video clips we could find on the Cougar recruiting class and put them all together in one convenient place.

Mike Leach held his Signing Day presser this afternoon, and we'll be bringing you our recap shortly.

Again, if you missed anything, just head to the CF.C front page and scroll down.

We were also tweeting all day long too @COUGFANcom.

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