WSU Daily Recruiting Notebook: Wednesday

WASHINGTON STATE has some stiff competition for at least two more of its verbal commitments. Three-star WR Dahu Green and LB Jonah Moi each had in-home visits with a pair of schools making late charges. Here's the latest look at the WSU recruiting landscape …

Here's an interesting note for you that I didn’t see coming at all. I got a message from former Paramus Catholic (New Jersey) head coach Chris Partridge last night letting me know members of the WSU staff will be at the school Wednesday to meet with the PC coaching staff. Partridge is still helping out with recruiting at Paramus Catholic until he finds his next gig.

Paramus Catholic is a powerhouse in New Jersey with 2015 products headed to Rutgers and Pitt. And they have some studs in the class of 2016 too, including five-star DT Rashan Gary (over 50 offers) and outside WR Donald Stewart among them.

If you’re wondering why the Cougs are headed to PC, Partridge is good friends with new outside linebackers coach Roy Manning. And Eric Mele, who had the interim tag removed from his special teams title on Tuesday by Mike Leach, is a New Jersey native. Mele has both played and coached in New Jersey and has extensive recruiting ties in the region.

I wouldn’t be surprised if some new offers went out today. Partridge said he’d let me know how everything goes, so I’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Dahu Green (pictured above) committed to Washington State on Jan. 6 but took an official visit to Indiana over the weekend. Then, on Tuesday, the three-star receiver picked up an offer from Oklahoma and hosted members of the Sooners' staff for an in-home visit.’s Bob Przybylo reported the news in the CF.C luxury suites last night. Calls to Green were unreturned, but we’ll keep reaching out to get the latest from the WSU commit.

ANOTHER WSU VERBAL keeping his options open is Riverside City College linebacker Jonah Moi. The three-star WSU commit tripped to TCU over the weekend, hosted WSU and Oregon for an in-home visit on Tuesday and will take an official visit to Oregon this weekend.

Moi spoke with CF.C’s Barry Bolton shortly after his in-homes with Washington State and Oregon.

"TCU and Oregon are - I mean I love Washington State, too. They're all still, all three of them are still in play and stuff," said Moi.

"But TCU -- and Washington State's already told me what they have to offer -- and I love what they have, I love their (TCU) scheme. Oregon, I don't know much yet. They did tell me a lot but I'll know more on my visit (this weekend)."

This will clearly be one to watch over the next week. Signing Day is Feb. 4.

A PAIR OF COMMITS appear fully or mostly locked in with Washington State: Davis Perrott and Treshon Broughton.

Perrott, out of Phoenix, Ariz., took an official visit to Purdue over the weekend. However, he told CF.C’s Chris Shaw that he remains committed to the Cougs.

"I wouldn't really say I'm seriously considering anywhere else. I have some schools that are in the back of my mind that I'm still talking to. But I've been talking to Washington State a lot and I feel really good about this recruiting class and the things to come in the future."

As for Broughton, he hosted Mike Leach, Alex Grinch and Ken Wilson for an in-home visit Tuesday night.

The Riverside City College product is fully committed to Washington State and has no intentions of checking out any other programs, a JC source informed CF.C last night.

HERE ARE SOME MORE recruiting nuggets:

• As most close watchers of recruiting know by now, cornerback Willie Sykes out of Spring, Texas decommitted from Washington State and flipped his verbal to Nebraska on Tuesday. This move was expected after a weekend visit to Lincoln. Sykes told CF.C a few days back that he was still committed to the Cougs, but things obviously changed for him.

• Four-star WSU commit Thomas Toki will be hosting Mike Leach and Joe Salave’a for an in-home visit later this evening. Toki informed CF.C of the visit on Monday night and told is that he’s 100 percent solid with the Cougs.

• Three-star WSU commit Noah Myers will be hosting offensive line coach Clay McGuire for an in-home visit Wednesday evening. Myers is also fully locked in with WSU and turned down recent strong interest from Cal. Said Meyers several times to CF.C in explaining why he wasn't entertaining interest from the school he grew up rooting for, “I’m a man of my word."

• According to Scout’s Brandon Huffman, class of 2016 linebacker Krys Barnes picked up an offer from Washington State on Tuesday. Barnes, out of Bakersfield, Calif., holds early offers from Colorado, Utah, Boise State and others.

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