WSU OFFICIAL VISITS: Intriguing group in town

THERE’S AN O-LINE PROSPECT Cougar fans probably haven’t heard much about this recruiting cycle - until now. He’s quietly racked up a half dozen Pac-12 offers including one from Washington State. He’ll be out on the Palouse this weekend on his official visit to Wazzu. And if you want video of the known WSU visitors this weekend, you've come to the right place ...

At press time, a trio of known prospects were on the CF.C official visitor list for this weekend.

OT Keven Dixon; 3-stars; 6-6, 282; Buena Park, Calif.
Dixon holds offers from WSU, ASU, Cal, Utah, Colorado, Oregon State, Kansas State and several others. He is “extremely athletic” and runs very well for his size, his prep coach tells CF.C. Dixon is athletic and versatile enough that at 6-6 at least one Pac-12 school, ASU, is looking him at on the defensive side of the ball -- but the Cougs like him as an offensive lineman in the Air Raid.

He is relatively new to the game of football but he’s a heady player who can recognize what the defense is trying to do before they do it and turn that to his advantage. Mattox won’t turn 18 until he’s well into his first term in college. For these reasons and more, his potential at the next level, his prep coach says, is huge. We’ll have more from his prep coach in a later article but for now, here are some clips to pour over on Dixon.



DE Tuli Wily-Matagi; 3-stars; 6-3, 220; Kahuku, Hawaii
With known Pac-12 offers from WSU, Utah and Colorado, he’s considered one of the best overall athletes coming out of Hawaii in the 2015 class. A soft verbal to Utah who pledged way back in March, he’s ranked by Scout.com as the No. 14 d-end prospect in all the West. WSU has been on him for a while, offering him back in May with Joe Salave’a running the point.

A very fluid player, he did what most guys do as the top athlete on a high school team: he played quarterback. But he’s a d-end/linebacker-type at the next level (or possibly a tight end at some other schools). His mom, he said in an earlier interview on Scout.com, lives in the state of Washington.



Hunter Mattox, 2-stars; 6-4, 250; Chatsworth, Calif.
Mattox tells CF.C the Cougs just offered him last week, with area recruiter Jim Mastro running the point. The trip will be his first official visit. Now a soft verbal to Oregon State (pledged back in June) Mattox plays with power and advanced technique. Mattox is somewhat in limbo right now, waiting to see if the new staff at Oregon State will want him and if the old OSU staff now at Wisconsin will take him.

He could be a defensive end or could develop into a defensive tackle at the college level with plenty of room to add more size. "I'm supposed to grow three more inches and they feel I'll be able to get up to 280-290 pounds,” he told Scout.com in an earlier interview.




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