Recruiting: What's next for Cougs at DT?

NOW THAT former Cougar verbal and three-star defensive tackle Dillon Faamatau has flipped to ASU, does Washington State look to add another d-tackle type late in the game? Or could something else be in play? shows one Cougar DT in the class in Thomas Toki but that's not really the case.

Hunter Mattox, listed as a three-star defensive end on, is 6-4, 260-pounds with a frame that has a lot of room to pack on more bulk.

With a year in the Cougar weight room and at the WSU training table, Mattox projects to be far different physically headed into his second year at Wazzu, and potentially huge when it's all said and done.

From our chair, Mattox is the second defensive tackle in Mike Leach's 2015 class.

So, the Cougs had three DT-types and now they have two -- Does Wazzu now go after someone like T.J. Fehoko (pictured above)?


But a couple things could also potentially argue against bringing on a DT to "take Faamatau's place."

1. The Cougs still have more than the 25 they can take. Sans Faamatau, they have 27 by our count. And WSU having more on board at this stage than they can ultimately take was by design - the nature of recruiting dictates WSU (and everyone else) having a solid plan in place against late-in-the-game flips. 2. New Cougar defensive coordinator Alex Grinch will be installing his version of the 3-4 base, but it's still a 3-4. Losing Faamatau, while certainly not desirable, also isn't the blow it would be for another school running a 4-3. has calls out for Fehoko and others, as well as prep and JC sources. Stay tuned ...

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