3-star Coug verbal says No to late Cal charge

IF CAL HAD offered three-star OL Noah Myers this summer, before he verballed to Washington State, he says he’d be a Cal commit right now. After all, mom, sister and aunt are all Golden Bears, plus Berkeley is close to the Myers home in Walnut Creek. Two nights ago, Cal told the 6-5, 300-pounder they wanted to talk. But even if Cal were to offer now, Myers tells Cougfan.com it wouldn’t matter.

Although he’s grown up a huge fan of Cal, Noah Myers isn’t wavering in his commitment to WSU. Not even a little.

“I’m really a man of my word,” said Myers. “Once I committed to the coaches Washington State, I’m not going to decommit. The whole deal with Cal was if they had offered me before Washington State, I would have committed to them.

“Because that’s where my family has gone, that’s where my mom and aunt went and played sports… but I’m a man of my word and I’m sticking with Washington State, no matter what -- and whether Cal offers or not.”

Cal reached out to him via twitter on Wednesday night, Myers said, just as Washington State o-line coach Clay McGuire and area recruiter Jim Mastro (pictured above with Myers last summer in Pullman) were leaving after an in-home visit.

“Cal and me haven't talked since then... I told them about the message, that they had no need to worry,” said Myers.

WSU has had two in-homes with Myers, he said, and the Cougars will come down again for a final in-home visit on Thursday. Mike Leach will be there, along with McGuire, Mastro and Eric Mele.

Meanwhile, the in-home on Wednesday went great, needless to say. Myers said he and the WSU coaches talked about their expectations for him, his arrival timetable in Pullman (mid-to-late June for the now customary early start at WSU) as well as his likely position on the Cougar o-line.

Myers slimmed down after his junior season, from 320-pounds or so to right around 300. But he’s still a big load at 6-5, 300 and while projected by Scout.com as an offensive guard, WSU might have something different in mind.

“Coach McGuire said they’re looking at me at center or guard, but right now most likely center,” said Myers. “So I’ve been doing some center work, practicing my snaps and everything feels natural with it… center is my most likely position right now.”

CF.C asked Myers if there was anything else he wanted to get out there and he reiterated the strength of his commitment to Washington State -- no doubt something CougFans will never tire of hearing.

“The coaches don’t need to worry – I’m sticking to my word. I’m going to play my college football at Washington State University,” said Myers.

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