Cougar Recruiting Notebook

A FOUR-STAR DEFENSIVE TACKLE out of Maryland, and a member of the Scout.com 300, will take an official visit to Washington State in early December. The Palouse trip is intriguing for several reasons, including the fact he made it official this week he’s no longer committed to a Big Ten program.

On Dec. 5, Washington State will get an official visit from 6-1, 290-pound defensive tackle Adam McLean (pictured above).

A national-type recruiting prospect from Gaithersburg, Md., McLean is ranked the No. 13 DT in the nation, and the No. 133 prospect overall in the land, by Scout.com.

McLean holds at least 20-plus offers, including rides from Washington State, Alabama, Ole Miss, Penn State, Tennessee, Washington, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Ole Miss, Ohio State and others.

In addition to WSU, he’ll be taking visits to Ole Miss, Tennessee and possibly still Penn State. That “possibly” is because he just decommitted from the Nittany Lions on Tuesday night. McLean had been a PSU verbal for seven months, but created a bit of a firestorm on twitter when he issued a statement that he was opening things back up. His recruitment figures to be a fluid situation and one to watch in the weeks and months before February's Signing Day.

ELSEWHERE IN COUGAR RECRUITING, Loganville, Ga., linebacker Mohamed Barry let Cougfan.com know late Wednesday evening that the Cougs extended him a scholarship offer.

Barry was once committed to Wisconsin before decommitting and flipping to Kansas State. The Cougs join KSU, Wisconsin, Syracuse, NC State, South Florida and others in offering the three-star product out of Grayson High.

More recruiting tidbits:

• Offensive tackle Davis Perrott (6-5, 270) will be taking an official visit to Washington State for the Apple Cup, Scout.com analyst Jason Jewell reports. Perrott, rated two stars by Scout, holds double-digit offers including rides from WSU, Cal, Boise State, Nevada, Indiana, Colorado State and several others.

• Three-star cornerback Kareem Orr out of Chattanooga, Tenn., will be taking an official visit to the Palouse later this winter. Orr, who has been verbally committed to Louisville since June 17, told CF.C on Thursday afternoon that his visit is all set up for the weekend of Jan. 16.

• Recruiting has been blown up for Long Beach Poly defensive back Colin Samuel this week. The three-star prospect picked up offers from WSU, UCLA, Oklahoma, Mississippi State and Michigan this week. WSU was Samuel’s first Pac-12 offer and he let Scout.com Analyst Greg Biggins know he’s planning on taking a visit to Pullman this winter.

• The WSU coaches took hit the recruiting trail this past week during the Cougs' second bye. WSU head man Mike Leach this past weekend traveled over the mountains to check out Lincoln play O’Dea. Lincoln linebacker Jusstis Warren holds a Cougar offer and is in the process of scheduling an official visit to the Palouse. Warren, who checks in at 6-2, 225-pounds, visited WSU earlier during a Junior Day event.

• Riverside City College defensive end Jeremiah Mitchell is planning on taking an official visit to Washington State, according to Biggins, with the date pending. The JUCO prospect has two years to play two and is also planning on visiting Purdue and Arizona State. His offers include Arizona STate, Oregon, Purude and Tennessee.

• McLean won't be the only four-star defensive tackle visiting WSU in the coming weeks. As reported earlier by CF.C, Thomas Toki has locked in his official visit to the Palouse for Apple Cup weekend. Toki, who verballed to WSU last Christmas Eve, said he remains solid to the Cougs and that he can’t wait to suit up and play under WSU defensive line coach Joe Salave’a.

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