Recruiting Notebook: WSU offers out for '16

ALTHOUGH THE WASHINGTON STATE coaches are hard at work on the class of 2015, they're also working towards the prep juniors-to-be. The Cougs had another busy week sending offers out, including some to prospects in the class of 2016. We have that and more in this recruiting roundup.

Even though he's just finishing up his sophomore year, one of the hottest prospects on the West Coast as of late has been Westlake Village, Calif., class of 2016 quarterback Malik Henry. Rated four stars by Scout.com, Henry has seen his recruitment take off this spring and this included an offer from the Cougs last week.

The 6-2, 175-pounder holds offers from Wisconsin, USC, UCLA, Tennessee, Ohio State, Norte Dame and several others in addition to WSU.

In a recent interview with Badger Nation's Brian Becker, the highly touted signal caller said he has no early favorites and is taking his recruitment in stride.

"I'm looking for a good business department, a good relationship with the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach and the head coach, good game day atmosphere, nice campus, and nice facilities," Henry told Becker.

In addition to Henry, WSU has also offered class of 2016 QB Jacob Eason, who hails from Lake Stevens, Wash.

WSU also offered class of 2016 offensive lineman Frank Martin, a 6-6, 285-pound tackle out of Mater Dei High in Santa Ana, Calif. Martin holds offers from WSU, Washington and Cal.

AS FOR THE CLASS OF 2015, the Cougar coaches stayed busy last week by offering six known prospects. Here's who picked up schollies from WSU:

• Westlake Village, Calif., wide receiver Andre Baccellia added an offer from WSU last week. The 5-11, 170-pounder holds offers from WSU, Washington, Colorado and Duke.

• The Cougs were the first Pac-12 offer for Beaverton, Ore., offensive tackle Jared Hilbers. The 6-7, 275-pounder said he spoke with offensive line coach Clay McGuire on Wednesday, and the Coug offensive line coach extended the offer.

"Coach McGuire said he liked my physical play on the line and how he thinks I would be a great fit for the system," Hilbers told CF.C. "It was my first Pac-12 off, so that's really exciting."

In addition to WSU, Hilbers also holds offers from Colorado State, UNLV, Montana and UC Davis.

• The Cougs also traveled to Texas to offer Dallas area wideout Adrian "A.D." Miller. The 6-3, 170-pounder, who is rated three stars by Scout.com, is a highly touted prospect. He holds offers from Michigan, SMU, Oregon State, Notre Dame, Nebraska and several others.

• Another Lone Star State prospect to add a WSU offer last week was defensive back Kylan Johnson. The Skyline High (Dallas) product, who checks in at 6-3, 200-pounds, holds early offers from UCLA, Wisconsin and WSU.

• A third Texan to pick up a WSU offer was cornerback Josh Butler. The West Mesquite product, who is rated three stars and the 60th best CB in the land by Scout, holds offers from WSU, Washington, Wake Forest, Utah, UCLA, Texas A&M, Tennessee and several others.

• The Cougs also traveled north of the border to offer Canadian offensive lineman Harper Sherman. The New Westminster, British Columbia product, who checks in at 6-5, 260, is rated three stars and holds offers from WSU, Cal, Arizona, San Diego State, Wyoming and UTEP.

NOTABLE NOTE:
In case you missed it last week, class of 2015 quarterback Tyler Hilinski provided CF.C with some clarity regarding his recruitment. The Upland, Calif., signal caller, who committed to WSU in April, picked up an offer from Cal last week, but said he's rock solid with his commitment to Mike Leach and the Cougs.

"Cal offer doesn't change anything," Hilinski said in a text. "As committed as it gets to Washington St and the staff."

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