Will 6-6 DE join Coug RB and former teammate?

SOMETIMES THE BEST way to unearth a recruiting prospect is to find him when looking at someone else. That's what happened last year when the Cougars, down in California to look at a running back who would eventually sign with them, noticed a teammate of his – a three-star defensive end prospect in the Class of 2015 who tells CF.C he checks in these days at 6-6, 250 pounds.

Jason Scrempos, out of Milpitas, Calif., tells CF.C caught the eye of WSU last year when area recruiter Jim Mastro, also from Milpitas, was down to look at future Cougar running back Squally Canada.

"He really came down to Milpitas to watch (Canada) and he said I had just really stood out to him," said Scrempos. "He said, ‘Now that's how you play football.' He just said that I deserved the offer."

"He's a nice guy, cool to talk to and very welcoming. I can't wait to get to know him better."

SCREMPOS SAID he finds Washington State intriguing in part because they're a program on the rise under Mike Leach.

"I like them a lot," said Scrempos. "They're getting a new start to their program… I like that I can go in and know that I can change it."

SCREMPOS SAID Canada has been in his ear about all things crimson.

"We're really close. He keeps talking to me about how I should accept it and stuff, and go there," said Scrempos.

But Scrempos says he's a long ways away from making a verbal commitment.

"I'm taking it slow right now, seeing what offers I get," said Scrempos.

Scrempos, who also plays basketball and baseball at Milpitas, racked up 99 tackles (56 solo) as a junior, with 12 sacks and five fumble recoveries including one for safety.

Scrempos said he has no junior days or unofficial visits planned over the next month-plus.

WSU and others all like him at defensive end, Scrempos said. Oregon, he said, is the only school talking about him potentially playing on the offensive line at the next level.

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