Cali hoss says WSU visit went 'really well'

OFFENSIVE LINEMAN Cody Creason out of Folsom, Calif. visited Washington State on Tuesday, where he checked out the facilities and caught a Cougs' spring practice. What did he think of Pullman? We have that and additional updates from the recruiting scene for you.

Creason left Pullman early Wednesday morning to head to Boise State, but spoke with CF.C for a few minutes to discuss his trip to the Palouse, which was one to remember, he said.

"Things went really well out there for me," Creason said. "I met with the coaches and the new facilities were great. They have a lot of potential and I enjoyed seeing them practice. I met with Coach Mike Leach, (OL coach) Clay McGuire and the special teams coach (Eric Russell) and we had good conversations."

So what were Leach, McGuire and Russell telling the 6-4, 295-pounder?

"They want me to be a Cougar," Creason said. "They were telling me how positive I could be for the program moving forward. I liked WSU too. It's a small town, but everyone in Pullman is crazy about the team. I liked the college town feel. I'm not sure if I prefer the big city of the small-town feel better, but I did enjoy Pullman.

"The whole campus was great, but I really liked the new facilities. That caught my eye. Practice was good too. I liked the format of how they work out there."

CREASON AND HIS FAMILY were in Oregon Monday, at WSU on Tuesday, Boise State today, and then head to Utah and Arizona State this weekend. It's been a hectic travel schedule, but one that's been well worth it, he said.

"My goal for this week is just to see the different schools and see what they have to offer," Creason said. "I want to see if I could envision myself playing there or not. All the schools I've seen so far have been cool and they all have their pluses.

"I'm planning on making my decision by August at the latest. If I get that gut feeling to commit somewhere, then I will. As of right now, though, I think I'm going to wait a little bit."

Moving forward, Creason said he's "definitely" planning on keeping in touch with the WSU staff.

"Coach McGuire and I message and talk a lot and I want to be sure to keep in contact with him," Creason said.

The senior-to-be is being recruited by WSU as a guard and is rated three stars and the 21st best OG in the land. He holds offers from seven Pac-12 schools, WSU, Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State and Utah, and Boise State.

ELSEWHERE ON THE RECRUITING FRONT, WSU continues to extend scholarship offers. This morning, the Cougs extended an offer to four-star offensive tackle Kieffer Longson. The 6-7, 300-pounder, from San Ramon, Calif., is rated the 28th best tackle in the nation and holds double-digit full rides, including Arizona State, Colorado, Florida State, Missouri, Ohio State, Utah, Utah State amd others.

Over on defense, WSU earlier this week offered three-star safety Brandon Scott, who hails from Destrehan, Louisiana. Scott, who checks in at 6-1, 180-pounds, also holds offers from Texas Tech, Arizona State, Nebraska, Iowa, Utah and others.

Another defensive back to pick up a Coug offer was Missouri City, Texas cornerback Jordan Tolbert. The 5-11, 160-pounder holds offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, Houston, Texas and Wisconsin.

Down in the Golden State, Upland, Calif., linebacker Josh Woods added an offer from WSU as well. The 6-2, 210-pounder also has full rides from Arizona and Arizona State. Woods is teammates with three-star QB Tyler Hilinski, who is scheduled to take an unofficial visit to Pullman on April 23-24.

Danville, Calif., offensive lineman Dru Samia was also in Pullman on Tuesday for an unofficial visit. We're working the phones to get a hold of Samia and once we reach him, we'll pass along some information on his trip to the Palouse. Samia is also visiting several Pac-12 schools this week.

  • As reported earlier, Marysville DB/RB Austin Joyner, rated a four-star running back by, is down to WSU and Boise State. Joyner's brother attends WSU but says he's not in a rush to make his decision.

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