WSU recruiting: Early JC Signing Day analysis

RECRUITING DEAD PERIOD? For many midyear junior college transfers, this is the biggest week of all -- they can sign their Letters of Intent starting on Wednesday. So what might be in store for the Cougs this week?

LB Aaron Porter (pictured above) out of Cerritos College is thought to be able to sign as soon as Wednesday with Washington State. If so, he can enroll in January, officially join the football program and take part in offseason workouts with the team and would be eligible to go through spring ball.

Midyear transfers don’t have to sign on Wednesday. Most will do so, but Wednesday is just the first day of the signing period.

The signing period for midyear JUCOs this cycle runs from Dec. 17 – Jan. 15.

DE Jeremiah Mitchell has been variously reported this recruiting cycle as graduating in the spring (latest reports) and receiving his AA degree this month (earlier reports).

CF.C has been unable to reach Mitchell or Porter to confirm whether they are receiving their AA degrees this month and will sign on Wednesday with the Cougs, or if they will be spring graduates.

Treshon Broughton and Jonah Moi both confirmed to CF.C they are spring graduates, so they will be signing their Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 4 with the rest of the WSU signing class. Of course, that’s also the first day of the regular signing period. It runs from Feb. 4 - April 1.

Also expected to arrive to WSU in January: Clemson transfer WR Kyrin Priester, QB Tyler Hilinski and DB Deion Singleton, a holdover from the previous signing class. All three have signed financial aid agreements with WSU.

Meanwhile, Mitchell checks in at 6-5, 255-pounds. He posted 13.5 TFL and six sacks among his 43 tackles (20 solo) at Riverside this past season. He has 2-to-play-2.

Porter (6-3, 240) had 87 tackles this season with five sacks and one interception. He earned MVP honors in the Golden State Bowl with 12 tackles and 1.5 sacks. Highly versatile, the former UCLA Bruin could play any of the WSU linebacker positions.

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