Star-studded recruiting weekend at WSU

THE 107th APPLE CUP in Pullman will also provide the backdrop for a star-studded, prime time recruiting game at Washington State. A quartet of four-star recruits, all projected to line up on the defensive side of the ball, are among eight known prospects taking their official visits to Wazzu this weekend.

Of the eight: four are rated four-stars by Scout.com, three are pegged three-stars and one is ranked two-stars.

• DT Thomas Toki verbally committed to Washington State last Christmas Eve. Toki, No. 278 on the Scout.com 300, recently told Cougfan.com he remains rock solid on his verbal and can’t wait to suit up for Cougar defensive line Coach Joe Salave’a. The four-star DT holds offers from WSU, UCLA, Utah, Arizona State, Oregon State and others.

• DT Adam McLean is the highest rated prospect headed to Pullman this weekend at No. 133 on the Scout.com 300. The Maryland product is ranked four stars and the No. 13 defensive tackle in the land by Scout.com. McLean, who checks in at 6-1, 293-pounds, holds more than 20 offers and is expected to visit Ole Miss and Tennessee in January.

• LB Kyahva Tezino is the No. 256 overall rated recruiting prospect in the nation and has long been rumored an Arizona lean because three of his prep teammates are there. However, in a recent interview with Scout’s Greg Biggins, the four-star linebacker (No. 23 OLB nationally) said he’s open to all schools and that the Washington State coaches are recruiting him the hardest. Tezino’s visit to WSU is his first official. He checks in at 6-1, 200-pounds.

• DB/WR Taeon Mason (pictured above) was a USC pledge, but he became a soft verbal in setting his visit out on the Palouse this weekend. CF.C spoke with the four-star receiver last week and he said WSU has been on him since early February with WSU assistant Paul Volero the point man on his recruitment. Mason, 6-0, 170-pounds, is being recruited by WSU as an inside receiver. He holds offers from Notre Dame, Colorado, Arizona State, UCLA, UW, Arizona and others.

• Salt Lake City DE T.J. Fehoko verbally committed to Colorado back in April but is now a soft verbal with his trip to the Palouse. The 6-1, 250-pounder is rated three stars by Scout.com and holds offers from WSU, Oregon State, Colorado, Utah, Utah State, Pitt, Vanderbilt, Hawaii and others.

• WR Deontay Burnett verbally committed to Washington State sight unseen and remains rock solid to WSU, he told CF.C recently. Burnett took a trip to Utah earlier this month, but said it was more for the recruiting experience than anything else. The 5-11, 160-pounder chose WSU over offers from Utah, Miami and Colorado State.

• LB Aaron Porter is another WSU pledge who will be at Martin Stadium on Saturday. The three-star Cerritos College linebacker has been a tackling machine for his JUCO squad this season. In 10 games, the 6-2, 240-pounder has 87 tackles, five sacks and one interception. The former UCLA Bruin is versatile enough that he could line up at any of the four linebacking spots at Washington State.

• OT Davis Perrott is a 6-5, 270-pounder rated two stars on Scout.com who has gone from a virtual unknown in September to now holding double-digit rides (WSU, Cal, Purdue, Boise State and others.) This will be the third visit got Perrott, out of Phoenix, having already taken officials to Cal and Boise State.

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