WSU Recruiting: Late scholies still exist

IT'S BECOME A LOST ART, earning a football scholarship based on senior year performance. Or has it? Among those stepping into their recruiting limelight after the "junior offer wave" is Davis Perrott, a 6-5, 270-pound o-line prospect out of Phoenix. The Mountain Pointe High product has gone from September virtual unknown to landing full rides from Washington State and another Pac-12 school.

On Monday night, Washington State sent out two known new offers. Southwest recruiting analyst Jason Jewell reported that the Cougs extended a scholarship to Perrott, an offensive tackle prospect.

Perrott had zero offers as of early September, but some guys bloom later than others. He now has full rides from a pair of Pac-12 schools in Washington State and Cal, plus Boise State, Colorado State, Indiana, Nevada and others.

On Wednesday, Washington State extended a scholarship offer to four-star defensive lineman Adam McLean out of Gaithersburg, Md., according to McLean's twitter page. He's a Penn State verbal with 43 offers.

McLean is ranked the No. 13 defensive tackle in the country by and pledged PSU over offers from Florida State, Mississippi, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas and others.

Cornerback Willie Sykes out of Spring, Texas, added an offer from the Cougs on Monday night. Sykes also announced his crimson offer on Twitter, saying, “God has blessed me with another offer from Washington State.”

Sykes' known offer list: WSU, Utah, Fresno State, Minnesota, Purdue and Southern Mississippi.

OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS the Cougs have extended a host of offers, including:

• Tacoma LB Justiss Warren: The 6-3, 225-pounder from Lincoln High picked up his offer from Washington State about 10 days ago. Prior to that, he had been hearing from the WSU staff on a frequent basis. Warren took an unofficial visit to Pullman last spring for a Junior Day event and said he was blown away by the new facilities. In a recent conversation with CF.C, Warren said he’s hoping to take an official visit to Washington State soon. He also has offers from Idaho, Montana and Montana State.

• Moultrie, Ga., RB Sihiem King: King is a 5-8, 175-pound running back who holds offers from Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Southern Miss, Marshall and others. Thus far in 2014, he has rushed for 1,116 yards and 18 touchdowns.

• Richmond, Va., CB Garrett Taylor: A recent Michigan decommit, Taylor is rated four stats. He holds offers from WSU, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, Miami and several others. He checks in at 6-1, 190-pounds.

• Blinn College (Texas) WR Damion Ratley: The 6-2, 190-pound JUCO holds rides from WSU, Kentucky, Texas Tech and UTSA. Ratley has 1,197 yards and 20 touchdowns on the season.

• Blinn College (Texas) WR Dede Westbrook: It appears Blinn has quite the aerial attack this season. In addition to Ratley, the Cougs also offered Westbrook, who has already racked up 1,487 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. He checks in at 6-1, 170-pounds.

• Riverside City College (Calif.) CB Treshon Broughton: WSU has been active at Riverside (see notes) with Broughton the most recent prospect to earn a crimson offer. Broughton verbally committed to Oregon State back in March. The three-star prospect holds known offers from WSU, Cal, Fresno State and others.

• New Orleans DE Brendon Hayes: When the 6-4, 240-pounder hauled in his WSU offer, he said the Cougs immediately jumped into his top three with Central Florida and Louisiana-Lafayette. In addition to those three, Hayes holds offers from Southern Miss, Wake Forest, Tulane, Louisiana Tech and others.

• The Cougs have been showing Riverside JC prospects the recruiting love in this cycle. Westbrook and Broughton are just the latest offers to RCC prospects. WSU previously extended offers to Lio Lafalae, Isaac Whitney, Jonah Moi and Jeremiah Mitchell.

• It looks like you can scratch Mater Dei lineman Olive Sagapolu off the list. The three-star prospect verbally committed to Wisconsin during a recent official visit. Two of the known defensive tackle prospects the Cougs have on their board include Dillon Faamatau and George Lea. Both have taken official visits to Washington State and have said they're planning on making their decisions sometime in December.

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