Recruiting Notebook: Cali LB eyes WSU Jr. Day

NEXT SATURDAY OUT on the Palouse will see a nationally ranked linebacker prospect from California coming to town for Washington State's junior day event. He's not the only Californian coming up next weekend with recruiting stars next to his name.

D.J. Beavers (6-2, 210 ) out of Encino is ranked three stars and the No. 27 outside linebacker in the nation.

"I'm going to go to Washington State's junior day here in the next week… They're a good program, an up and rising program," said Beavers.

Beavers said he'll be coming up to Wazzu with Crespi High teammate Marvell Tell, the No. 1 ranked safety prospect that CF.C did a story on earlier this month.

"Washington State, they said they liked my reaction time, reactions that you can't really teach," said Beavers.

In addition to Washington State, Beavers has offers from Cal, Washington, Nebraska, Miami and San Diego State. Beavers said his mom is from Nebraska and he has family there.

"They (WSU) just got some new facilities that are beyond cool and they are definitely one of my options," said Beavers.

Academics and coaching staff are two of the bigger considerations to his decision, he said.

"My options are wide open, I wouldn't say I'm leaning towards any school right now… (a decision) is way down the road from now," said Beavers.

Beavers had 55 tackles and three sacks as a junior.

D.J. Beavers profile

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MEANWHILE, THE COUGS are continuing to watch a whole lot of film based on the number of scholarship offers that are going out the door.

The Dallas Morning News reported Waco safety Kahlil Haughton was just offered by Washington State. Some schools are talking to the 6-2, 180-pounder about playing corner, such are his coverage skills.

Up the road in Oklahoma, cornerback Darreyl Patterson out of Lawton High tweeted that WSU offered today. He checks in at 6-0, 165 pounds.

On the West Coast, Washington State has offered CB Shawn Wilson out of Pomona. Assuming WSU is looking at him at corner and not wideout, (he's listed as a CB by Scout.com), it's worth noting the Cougar coaching staff likes tall corners, usually 6-feet and above. That Wilson is listed at 5-11 means he must really show up well on tape. CLICK HERE for highlights

THE COUGS HAVE 85 known offers already out to 2015 prospects.

How they break down: 2 QBs, 7 RBs, 13 WRs, 22 OL, 13 DL, 11 LBs, 4 S, 12 CBs and one classified as a TE.


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