Recruiting Roundup: WSU staying busy

THE OFFERS from WSU coaches to prep prospects continue to fly out the door. The Cougs extended five more rides over the weekend, to two prospects on offense and three on defense. One of those defensive players is a three-star corner, who holds double-digit scholies and hails from the same prep school as incoming Cougar wide receiver Barry Ware.

Recruiting has taken off for Corona, Calif., CB Jihree Stewart. The 6-0, 175-pounder, who plays for Centennial High (same as Ware) holds 12 offers, with WSU being the most recent school to send a schollie his way.

He's coming off a highly productive junior season where he recorded 103 tackles, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and eight pass deflections. In addition to WSU, Stewart also holds offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Utah, Vanderbilt and others.

In a recent interview with Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Brandon Huffman, Stewart said he's being recruited by programs as both a cornerback and safety, and that he's in no rush to pull the trigger in committing to a school.

"I don't have a top five and I'm pretty wide open," Stewart told Huffman. "I'm going over everything right now, all the pros and cons, and I want to see what offers I get after camps."

ANOTHER DEFENSIVE BACK to pick up an offer from the Cougs over the weekend was San Jose, Calif., cornerback Dakari Monroe. The three-star talent told CF.C he was very happy to be offered a scholie by the Cougs.

"I have been speaking with Coach Mastro and he offered me this afternoon (Friday)," Monroe said.

In addition to WSU, the 6-0, 175-pounder also holds offers from Arizona, Nevada and San Jose State.

• WSU also offered four-star CB and Florida commit Marcus Lewis. The Washington D.C. product, who committed to the Gators in mid April, holds nearly 20 offers, checks in at 6-1, 180-pounds.

The Gonzaga Prep High defensemen holds offers from Florida, Oregon, WSU, Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Rutgers, Tennessee and several others.

OVER ON OFFENSE, hosses Jonah Williams and Blake Brandel recently added crimson offers.

Brandel powered the offensive line for 6A Oregon state champions Central Catholic High this season. The 6-7, 250-pound offensive tackle was also excited to pick up his offer from the Cougs. In addition to the Cougs, Brandel also holds an offer from Oregon State.

• As for Williams, his prep coach, Kris Richardson, announced on twitter that his hoss added the offer from WSU.

"Congradulations to OL/DL Jonah Williams for getting an offer from the Washington State Cougars!!! #Bulldog Nation #Pac12 #GoCougs

The 6-5, 250-pounder also holds an offer from Cal.

Notable Notes:
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl announced its nominations for the 2015 game and two future Cougars -- defensive tackle Thomas Toki and safety Kameron Powell -- both received nominations. Both players are rated four stars by Scout.com.

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