“I don’t know if I can properly describe my thoughts - I’m very, very thankful they saw something in me,” Sweet told Cougfan.com. “Obviously I have a great connection with River Cracraft up there. I don’t have enough great things to say about Washington State.”
Sweet calls to mind Cracraft in looking at the former's tape. He racked up 89 catches for 1,341 yards with 8 TDs as a senior. Santa Margarita Catholic High plays in the Trinity League, which area prep reporters have tabbed the best conference in the Southland - and possibly the state. He’s an excellent student. He held offers from Washington State, Hawaii and three smaller schools in Montana State, New Hampshire and Northern Arizona.
So the question naturally begs …Three stars is nothing to sneeze at, but why wasn’t Sweet pulling in more offers left and right this recruiting cycle? The answer at the moment, remains elusive.
“I really don’t know that I can come up with a good answer to that … one good thing about it is it definitely taught me to be patient and I’m just happy that it’s over and it worked out for the best with Washington State," Sweet said.
The Cougar coaches came down for an in-home visit, before they offered, a couple weeks ago, Sweet said. He plans to take his official visit to WSU sometime next month.
Sweet ups the total to 24 known verbal commitments in the WSU 2015 class, joining Kyahva Tezino, LB Logan Tago, OL Amosa Sakaria, S Shalom Luani, DT Dillon Faamatau, LB Eddie Rudinski, DL Hunter Mattox, OT Davis Perrott, DE Jonah Moi, DE Jeremiah Mitchell, CB Treshon Broughton, WR Kyrin Priester, OT Austin Maihen, OG Noah Myers, K Matt Abramo, OT Cedric Bigge-Duren, WR Deontay Burnett, CB Darrien Molton, LB Aaron Porter, RB James Williams, S Kameron Powell, QB Tyler Hilinski and DT Thomas Toki.