WSU Recruiting Notebook: A flurry of activity

THERE’S A FLURRY of Washington State recruiting activity underway and it will continue until Sunday at midnight, when a recruiting dead period kicks in for the holidays and bowl season. Take Devante Wilson, the 3-star DE who was one of four out of Riverside CC to verbally pledge WSU this past weekend. He’s on another Pac-12 school’s campus right now, and will hop a plane Friday to visit another.

DeVante Wilson told CF.C on Thursday morning he was currently on an official visit to Washington. Wilson’s latest offer from the UW appears to have come in sometime after Sunday, giving him four Pac-12 rides: WSU, Cal, UW and ASU.

Wilson on Thursday morning also told CF.C he will leave straight from UW on Friday for a weekend visit to Cal.

By the way, two of the other WSU verbal pledges from Riverside -- DE Jeremiah Mitchell and Jonah Moi -- are rated three- and two-stars, respectively, by but our lay of the land is that will change.

There’s a very good chance Mitchell could move to four stars and it’s a virtual lock Moi will be bumped to three stars on by the time it’s all said and done.

There are two more primary ratings evaluations by before February’s Letter of Intent Day: one is going on right now and then the last major ratings release comes in mid-January.

Virginia defensive tackle Tim Settle (pictured above on his WSU official this past weekend) has pretty much shut down phone interviews and CF.C hasn't been able to reach him through text messaging either. The four-star defensive tackle did however say this week on twitter he was changing his announcement date from Dec. 18 to Jan. 2.

Settle said his announcement will come during the Under Armour All-America Game, played on Jan. 2 in St. Petersburg, Fla., at 1 p.m. PT. The game will be carried on ESPN.

Four-star defensive back Marcus Lewis out of Washington D.C. has also been hard to reach but not long after his in-home visit from Mike Leach, he posted on twitter he was down to three. In no particular order, Lewis is deciding between: Washington State, Miami and Kentucky. Lewis is also scheduled to play in the Under Armour game.

Over the last 24 hours or so, several prospects raved on twitter about their in-homes with WSU coaches: Hunter Mattox played host to Cougar assistant Jim Mastro; WR Dahu Green had Mike Leach and Dennis Simmons in his living room; OL Noah Meyers had an in-home with Mastro and Clay McGuire; and Ken Wilson was at Augustus Hawkins High in Los Angeles to talk about LB/ATH Ramsey Nnamani (6-2, 210) and others. CF.C has heard via the Augustus Hawkins coaching staff WSU on Thursday extended a preferred walk on spot to Nnamani, and that Nnamani has accepted.

There also look to be a number of 2016-2018 class prospects at Augustus Hawkins, including CBs Robert Lewis and DeAngelo Spencer (‘16) ATH Greg Johnson and Joseph Lewis (’17) and WR Jalen Hall (’18). Augustus Hawkins’ twitter account notes ASU offered “multiple underclassmen” on Dec. 4.

Mattox, now a soft verbal to Oregon State, is visiting Washington State this weekend.

CF.C texted Olive Sagapolu, the three-star DT who held a WSU offer before he verballed to Wisconsin in October, if Gary Andersen’s departure affects his pledge to the Badgers. Sagapolu texted back he had no comment at this time.

Tacoma LB Jusstis Warren out of Lincoln High had tweeted earlier this week he was going to announce Thursday night between UW, WSU and Cal but it didn't seem to hold much suspense -- his only official visit has been to UW, and it was this past weekend. Warren, however, has since reportedly changed his announcement date to mid-January. Stay tuned.

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