WSU Daily Recruiting Notebook: Tuesday

LEADING UP TO SIGNING DAY on Feb. 4, CF.C will have you covered with a daily update on all the latest in the WSU recruiting world. Monday turned out to feature both the good and bad for fans of Cougar recruiting -- one four-star DT prospect told CF.C he’s 100 percent locked in with WSU, while another three-star DT flipped his verbal from WSU to a different Pac-12 school.

We’ll begin with the good.

On Monday evening, CF.C caught up with defensive line commit Thomas Toki (6-1, 292). Toki was supposed to visit Oklahoma State on Jan. 16 and Arizona State on Jan. 23. However, on the day he was to trip to Okie State, Cougar defensive line coach Joe Salave’a paid Toki and his family an in-home visit.

A few hours later, Toki called coaching staffs of both the schools he was supposed to visit and canceled.

“I’m locked in with Washington State,” Toki said. “I’m not taking anymore visits and I’m ready to be a Cougar.”

Toki was also tabbed on Monday at No. 5 in Scout.com's postseason Top 10 Defensive Tackles in all the West.

CF.C spoke at length with Toki and will have more from the four-star prospect in the coming days.

AS FOR THE BAD NEWS, three-star defensive tackle Dillon Faamatau took an official visit to Arizona State over the weekend and announced Monday night that he was flipping his verbal from Washington State to ASU. Faamatau committed to WSU in December but told Hod Rabino of DevilsDigest.com his visit to ASU changed his mind.

“After the academic presentations on my visit I envisioned myself committing here,” Faamatau told Rabino. “I didn’t really know before my visit that I was going to commit. It was a hard decision to decommit from Washington State because I thought it would be a solid decision. The success Coach Graham has had with the academics there, where everyone gets their degree by the end of their senior season or right after it…that caught my eye.

“My parents entrust Coach Graham and he was thankful for that and said that he promised that I will come back with a degree.”

WITH FAAMATAU no longer in the fold, the Cougs could look to add one more defensive lineman to the class. A name that immediately jumps out is T.J. Fehoko, a recent Colorado decommit.

Fehoko took an official visit to Washington State in late November and recently told Scout.com’s Doug Kimmel that he remains highly interested in the Cougs.

"My top schools are currently Washington State, UNLV, Utah and Texas,” Fehoko told Kimmel. “This weekend (a few days ago), I'll be taking the SAT and after that I'm tripping to UNLV. With that being said, I am open to everyone at this point, just trying to find the right fit."

HERE’S SOME MORE recruiting nuggets:

• On Monday evening, four-star cornerback Marcus Lewis announced that he will be making his decision on Feb. 3 between Miami and Kentucky. Lewis had long had WSU as a member of his top three but looks to be moving on.

• WR George Wilson is also expected to make his decision soon, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be going crimson following the verbal earlier this week from four-star Taeon Mason. In a recent interview with Brandon Huffman, Wilson said he was down to WSU, Boise State and Utah. It seems like the Cougs may be full, though, from this chair.

• Three-star cornerback commit Darrien Molton had an in-home visit with members of the WSU staff last night. Here’s a tweet with a link to the photo of that in-home.




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