WSU Recruiting: Official visits being set up

WITH THE REGULAR SEASON now just six days away, things are really starting to heat up on the official visit front. A pair of prospects with Cougar offers set theirs up on Thursday. They include a three-star cornerback from Oklahoma, who tells Cougfan.com he can’t wait to see the new Football Operations building in person.

Cornerback prospect Darreyl Patterson (pictured above) out of Lawton, Okla., picked up his crimson offer back in March and has been in steady contact with the WSU coaches ever since. He’s received mail, spoken with the staff on the phone and connected with them through Twitter.

And next month, when Washington State hosts Oregon, the 6-0, 170-pounder will have the opportunity to meet the coaches and players in person.

“I’m taking my official visit up there on Sept. 20,” Patterson told CF.C late Thursday evening. “The biggest thing I like about the program is the new building, new weight room and that the coaches have been telling me that the program is coming up.”

RATED THREE STARS by Scout.com, Patterson holds offers from WSU, Arizona State, Iowa State, Tulsa, Memphis, Wyoming and others. He’ll be tripping to Iowa State next weekend, WSU on Sept. 20 and Arizona State the second weekend of December.

His reasoning on why he might go from the Sooner State to Pullman is simple, he said.

“I like Washington State a lot,” Patterson said. “I want to go up there and see how things are over there. I’ve seen pictures of the new building and it looks great. I’m really looking forward to seeing it.”

Patterson added that he’s planning on making his final college decision after his senior season comes to an end.

IN ADDITION TO Patterson, three-star defensive lineman Dillon Faamatau also scheduled his official visit to the Palouse on Thursday evening.

“I’m taking my official visit the first weekend in October,” he texted CF.C.

Checking in at 6-4, 280-pounds, Faamatau is rated three stars and the No. 90 defensive tackle in the land by Scout.com. The Norwalk, Calif., product holds offers from WSU, Arizona State, Fresno State, Hawaii and others.

The Cougs were the first school to offer a scholie, though, he said in an interview with CF.C back in May.

"They are definitely going to be taken into consideration when it becomes time for me to decide which school I'll be committing to," he said. "They were the first ones to offer. When I got that offer, and it actually hit me, it was something I won't forget. It was very special to me."

NOTABLE NOTE:
According to his twitter account, on Thursday evening, WSU extended a scholarship offer to Utah WR commit George Wilson, out of Tustin, Calif.

“Just received my 5th offer from Wazzu, God is so great,” he posted.

In addition to WSU and Utah, Wilson also holds offers from San Jose State, Portland State and UMass.
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