Recruiting: WSU sends out three new offers

IT’S BEEN A BUSY few days for the Cougars on the recruiting hunt, with three known offers going out to prospects. They include a pair of junior-college prospects and an in-state linebacker who has seen his recruiting really take steam this fall.

Tacoma linebacker Jusstis Warren has put up some monster numbers at Lincoln High, coached by former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, this season. According to MaxPreps, Warren has recorded 68 tackles, 13.5 sackes and two interceptions in six games this season.

His strong start led to a scholarship offer from the Cougs on Sunday night.

“Just received my 10th offer from WSU, Pullman is definitely a destination of interest #GoCougs #TheZu #Blessed,” Warren posted on Twitter.

The 6-3, 225-pounder took an unofficial visit to the Palouse last spring for a Junior Day event and had glowing things to say about the WSU campus. I also had the opportunity to watch Warren participate in a Barton Football Academy training session over the summer, and what stood out about his play is his speed for his size.

The in-state prospect also holds offers from Cal, Idaho, Utah State, Eastern Idaho, UTEP and five others.

AT THE JUCO LEVEL, the Cougs extended a scholarship Monday night to Riverside City College cornerback Treshon Broughton, linebackers coach Greg Hoyd informed CF.C.

Broughton, who checks in at 6-0, 180 pounds, has been committed to Oregon State since last spring. He holds offers from OSU, WSU, Cal, Fresno State and a few others. The DB is the fifth Riverside CC athlete to receive a Crimson offer, joining wide receiver Isaac Whitney, defensive end Jeremiah Mitchell, linebacker Jonah Moi and offensive lineman Lio Lafaele.

Hoyd said that none of his players have scheduled official visits to Washington State yet because they are focusing on their season. Riverside is currently in the playoffs.

ANOTHER JC PROSPECT to add a Cougar offer on Monday was Blinn College (Texas) wide receiver Damion Ratley, who announced on Twitter the Cougs gave him an offer.

Ratley is currently committed to UTSA, but holds offers from Texas Tech, Kentucky and now Washington State. The 6-2, 195-pounder is having a memorable campaign for Blinn. In seven games this season, Ratley has recorded 41 receptions for 1,027 yards and 18 touchdowns.

The Cougs have also offered Ratley’s Blinn teammate Dede Westbrook. The 5-11, 175-pounder is also having a strong season, hauling in 69 receptions for 1,336 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Cougfan Top Stories