WSU fans make impact on CB prospect Haney

IT WAS ONE heck of a weekend on the Palouse for Los Angeles prep cornerback Cameron Haney. The three-star prospect spoke with moments ago about his official visit to Pullman and although he didn't verbally commit, he said his interest in WSU definitely increased. And the energy of fans in the stands at Martin Stadium was a big reason why.

"I wasn't expecting the atmosphere to be like that," Haney said. "The fans were crazy. I had a feeling the energy would be good, but it was a lot better than I thought. It was awesome to see.

"I don't think the Oregon players thought they would come out like that. I think it riled them up a little bit. They weren't expecting that and neither was I."

Although the Cougs lost to the No. 2 Ducks, 38-31, Haney said the players' performance also stood out to him.

"They kept competing all night and never stopped fighting," he said. "They were in it until the end and really showed me something."

THE CATHEDRAL HIGH corner said he was hosted by redshirting freshman linebacker Greg Hoyd. Hoyd showed him around campus, while members of the coaching staff gave him a tour of the Cougar Football Complex.

"Everything is brand new over there," Haney said. "They have the new football operations building and new dorms. It looks better than most of the other colleges I've seen. They're still building more things too."

"That was my favorite part of my visit. Seeing the new facilities. That and seeing the team practice and getting a feel for everything. I liked the intensity and the tempo."

AS FOR PULLMAN ITSELF, Haney said, "It has a great college feel. You can stay out of trouble out there. The people were great too. Everyone there is like family. You know everyone and they know you. It had a great family atmosphere."

Haney left Pullman without committing and said he's planning on taking more official visits before making his final decision. This includes trips later this fall to Washington, Arizona State and Nevada. All three have offered, as have Boise State and Wyoming.

"I spoke with Coach Leach yesterday and we talked about the game and what they could have done to win," Haney said. "We also talked about the future there If I decide to go to WSU. I didn't commit, but we had a good talk.

"He's excited about the direction of the program and thinks they're on their way."


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