Updating WSU recruiting class needs, numbers

WASHINGTON STATE now has 16 known verbal commitments after landing four new future Cougars over the weekend. Eight are on the defensive side of the ball, seven reside on offense and one is on special teams. Here's how we project the Cougs allocating the remaining slots in their 2015 recruiting class ...

This is not a comprehensive list of every remaining target on the WSU radar. And if another star prospect decides he too wants to come on board at a position WSU has satisfied their needs at, WSU isn’t going to turn him away.

Based on the talent pool and in trying to read the tea leaves, we see the two positions WSU most likely to add to their "projected to sign" category to be CB and WR. We also project for Mike Leach to take more defensive players than offensive ones in the 2015 WSU class.

DL
Projected to sign: 4
Verbal Commits: DT Thomas Toki, 4-stars; DE Jeremiah Mitchell, 3-stars; DE DeVante Wilson, 3-stars
Among the remaining WSU targets in the mix: Tim Settle (pictured above), T.J. Fehoko, Dillon Faamatau, Mufi Hunt, Brendon Hayes, Simi Moala.

LB
Projected to sign: 4
Verbal Commits: Aaron Porter, 3-stars; Jonah Moi, 2-stars
Among the remaining WSU targets in the mix: Kyahva Tezino, Fotu Leiato, Justiss Warren, Gabe Reid, Eddie Rudinski.

DBs
Projected to sign: 4-5
Verbal Commits: Kameron Powell, 4-stars; Darrien Molton, 3-stars; Treshon Broughton 3-stars
Among the remaining WSU targets in the mix: Austin Joyner, Shalom Luani, Kareem Orr, Mohammed Berry, Marcus Lewis, Javari Anderson, Ron Smith, Darreyl Patterson, Cameron Haney.

K/P
Projected to sign: 1
Verbal Commit: Matt Abramo, 3-stars

QB
Projected to sign: 1
Verbal Commit: Tyler Hilinski, 3-stars.


RB
Projected to sign: 1
Verbal Commit: James Williams, 3-stars

WR
Projected to sign: 3
Verbal Commits: Deontay Burnett, 3-stars; Kyrin Priester, PG (post-graduate)
Among the remaining WSU targets in the mix: Taeon Mason (6-0, 170); Isaac Whitney (6-4, 200); Dahu Green (6-3, 185); Desean Holmes (5-9, 151); Equanimeous St. Brown (6-5, 191); George Wilson (6-3, 180); Kanawai Noa (6-0, 170).

OL
Projected to sign: 5-6
Verbal Commits: Cedric Bigge-Duren, 3-stars; Noah Myers, 3-stars; Austin Maihen, 3-stars
Among the remaining WSU targets in the mix: Davis Perrott (6-5, 270); Pesi Savea (6-7, 305); Viliamu Auwae (6-5, 265); Darrin Paulo (6-6, 320).


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