WSU offers are big, say pair of '15 prospects

WHEN WASHINGTON D.C. running back Reggie Corbin picked up a WSU offer, he told CF.C it was big for two reasons. First, it was his first Pac-12 offer and secondly, it opened the possibility of being reunited with his former QB. Also, CF.C spoke with three-star LB Mufi Hunt, who also recently added an offer from the Cougs and said he's planning a Pullman visit for the near future.

Cougar redshirt-freshman quarterback Connor Ennis is quite familiar with Corbin, who just picked up a WSU offer.

When Ennis was a prep senior, Corbin was a sophomore and had just started to showcase his skills to Gonzaga College High. Now a little over a year later, with WSU's 2015 recruiting efforts in full force, Corbin said Ennis did everything he could to make sure the WSU coaches were aware of Corbin's game.

It worked.

"He was the one that brought up my name to them," Corbin said. "Washington State is really far away, but I expressed my interest to Connor about playing in the Pac-12. I think between him telling the coaches about me and them seeing my film, that was enough for them to pull the trigger and offer me a scholarship."

ALTHOUGH ENNIS MAY have helped Corbin land the offer, his play on the field last season also has landed him plenty of college attention. Corbin holds offers from Illinois and WSU, but said he is receiving lots of interest from Maryland, Duke, Rutgers and Georgia Tech.

The 5-11, 190-pounder rushed for 1,800 yards and had 17 total touchdowns as a junior. He added over 400 receiving yards as well.

"Coach Jim Mastro offered me and he told me that after seeing only a few minutes of my film, that I was the kind of guy he wanted to join the offense," Corbin said. "He told me he's been coaching running backs for a very long time and I look like the kind of back who plays the game the right way. We talked a lot about their (WSU) offense and he's planning on coming to see me (practice) this spring."

Corbin added that the Air Raid intrigues him because of the similarities WSU's offense has with his prep team.

"In our offense, we go five wide and run no huddle," Corbin said. "I'm lined up in the backfield to start a play, but a lot of the times I drop into the slot and get ready to catch the ball. I know at WSU they throw the ball a ton and that's what I like most about them. I feel like if I were to go there, I could step in and be able to adapt to their system right away."

AFTER MASTRO comes down during the May evaluation period, Corbin said he plans on tripping to Washington State this summer.

"I've talked with Connor about it and I'm going to pick a good weekend where I can go stay with him and he can show me around the campus and I can meet all the coaches," Corbin said. "He tells me how much he loves it up there and I'm really excited to go check it out for myself.

"Distance won't really matter for me either. I'm kind of set on traveling somewhere to play ball. I don't think I'll have a problem missing home or anything like that."

The Washington D.C. product added that he is in no rush to make a college decision and wants to wait to see what offers roll in before he starts narrowing things down.

MEANWHILE ON DEFENSE, linebacker prospect Hunt picked up an offer from the Cougs about two weeks ago. Out of Salt Lake City, he also holds offers from Utah, Utah State, Oklahoma and BYU. He said the WSU offer was a big one for him.

So much in fact, he's working out plans with his family right now to get to the Palouse for an unofficial visit as soon as possible.

"I was actually going to try and come out this weekend for the junior day, but I think I'm actually going to be heading to Hawaii to visit my family," Hunt said. "I'm on spring break right now and I'm just trying to work out the details.

"Since this weekend might not work out, I'm actually hoping to get out there next weekend instead. I want to go and check out the campus bad. After they offered, I Googled everything at Wazzu and it looks beautiful over there."

Hunt, who stars at Brighton High, added that if next weekend still doesn't work, he'll "definitely" take an unofficial visit to the Palouse at some point later this spring or by the early summer.

"I like that WSU is an up-and-coming team," Hunt said. "Everyone is working hard over there and a lot of people see them as underdogs. That's what I like. I've always been kind of a skinny football player and I've also grown in that underdog mentality. I'd like to join a team who has that same mentality."

THE 6-6, 215-POUNDER is being recruited by Washington State as a BUCK linebacker, which he said is where most of the schools have offered him at. The three-star prospect said he's planning on taking unofficial visits to Utah State, Utah and Cal later this spring as well.

"I don't have any favorites or anything like that right now," Hunt said. "I'm just grateful that these schools have offered me. It's a big thing for my family and I. Earlier in the process I thought I would make my decision before my senior season, but now I think I'd like to wait a little bit. When I get that gut feeling, I'll go ahead and commit, but I'm in no hurry to do that.

"I want to make sure I pick a school where the coaches and I have a great relationship. My high school coaches do a lot for me know and they've helped me grow. I want my college coaches to do the same and help me get to the next level. Academics is big too. Wherever I go, I'm also going to want to get my degree. The relationships I have with the coaches and the education will go hand in hand."

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