Recruiting Notebook: WSU extends new offers

NINE WSU ASSISTANT coaches are canvassing the country right now as part of the May Evaluation period -- and it was a busy weekend for the Cougar coaches, who extended offers to new prospects, including a three-star safety from Louisiana. There's another Bayou State prospect to keep an eye out for too. That and more in today's recruiting roundup.

Things have been heating up for Hunter Dale when it comes to his recruitment. This continued on Friday afternoon when the River Ridge, La., safety added an offer from the Cougs.

"Washington State just offered me," Dale messaged CF.C on Friday.

For Dale, ranked three stars and the 54th best safety in the land by, the WSU offer was his fifth Pac-12 offer. The Cougs joined Arizona, Arizona State, Utah and UCLA in offering. In addition to his Pac-12 schollies, Dale also holds offers from Louisville, Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Tennessee and several others.

As a junior for John Curtis High in 2013, Dale recorded 67 tackles, 13 interceptions and one fumble recovery.

ANOTHER BAYOU STATE prospect that is continuing to receive interest from WSU is Reserve, La., safety Antonio Parks. The three-star product, who doesn't yet hold an offer from the Cougs, said he has been in touch with the Cougar staff for the last few months and is expecting coaches to stop by his prep school (East. St. John) this week.

Parks, who checks in at 5-10, 180-pounds, currently holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Clemson, Duke, Iowa State, South Florida, Southern Miss and a few others.

A PROSPECT WHO did get an offer from the Cougs this weekend, though, was Sandy, Utah, safety Quinn Fabrizio, who announced the offer on his twitter account. The 6-3, 208-pounder holds offers from Nevada, Utah, Utah State and Weber State in addition to WSU.

"I like this kid a lot," analyst Doug Kimmel recently said. "Long, tough, smart. Originally from Georgia. A legit 6'3 ½ and weighing in at 210. Could be a mean outside linebacker/strong safety."

At Alta High last season, the three-star safety recorded 126 total tackles, with 61 of them being solo. He added two interceptions.

OVER ON OFFENSE, the Cougs also offered San Marcos, Calif., offensive lineman Kevin Estes over the weekend. The 6-6, 275-pounder saw his recruitment blow up last week, picking up offers from WSU, Arizona State, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Miami and others.

"Schools are recruiting me as a tackle but I'm ok with playing either tackle or guard," Estes told National Recruiting Analyst Brandon Huffman in a recent interview. "Schools have told me they might play me at guard but I think I could play both positions pretty well."

Estes also told Huffman that he is in the process of setting up camps for the summer and that he also wants to take time with the recruiting process and not rush in making a decision.

  • Yakima OL Shane Lemieux was in Eugene over the weekend and gave his verbal commitment to the Oregon Ducks. Lemieux had taken a pair of unofficial visits to WSU this winter/spring and spoke highly of the Cougar staff. However, it appeared early on as though it was a battle between South Carolina and Oregon, which the Ducks ended up winning on Saturday.

  • Ryan Davis a 4-star wideout out of Saint Petersburg, Florida was offered before the May Evaluation period by WSU, and says he continues to look strongly at the Cougs. "I love them, I love all the coaches there, I love how they pass 60-70 times a game, if you're a good receiver you should maybe get the ball eight times a game. I love… the Pac-12, I love everything that's going on there, and I'm going to look more into them," Davis recently told CF.C. But it's important to note Davis also had high praise for several other programs on his lengthy offers list, including Miami, Ole Miss, Florida State.

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