A GLIMPSE INTO the future of Cougar football unfolded right before our eyes today as Mike Leach unveiled his 2015 class of recruits at Washington State. Who's in? OL Noah Myers became the first to fax in his Letter of Intent followed shortly thereafter by DT Thomas Toki. And T.J. Fehoko, who has become good friends with Toki, joined the Cougar party a few hours later. (pictured above L-R: Fehoko and Toki)
Who's still out? Read on ...
Pasted below are a list and bios of the student-athletes projected to be part of WSU's 2015 class. As their letters of intent arrive in Pullman, we'll place a red check (like this one to the right) next to the name. That way you can easily spot who's in and who's still out. Each name also is hot linked to the player's individual bio page where you'll find height, weight, 40 times and video highlight links -- you'll also see their player card with some quick info.
If there are any Signing Day surprises we'll plug those names in right at the top of the list.
UPDATE: The lone expected member of the class yet to sign by mid afternoon was Eddie Rudinski. He did not responded to text messages and the L.A. Daily News subsequently reported that he's headed to Dartmouth.
UPDATE: WR Taeon Mason has flipped to San Jose State per multiple media reports.
UPDATE: WR Deontay Burnett has flipped to USC according to Scout.com.
NEWSFLASH: Three-star defensive end T.J. Fehoko has announced for Washington State per the Salt Lake Tribune!
T.J. Fehoko (6-1, 250) / Salt Lake City, Utah
Rated the No. 4 defensive end in Utah, 13th in the West and No. 89 nationally. Posted 55 sacks over junior and senior seasons. Led the nation with 34 sacks in 2013. Named first-team All-State and 2014 Utah Defensive Player of the Year by the Deseret News, and second-team Coaches’ All-State after recording 121 tackles, including 34 tackles-for-loss and 21 sacks despite constant double- and triple-teaming. Also forced 10 fumbles and blocked 2 punts. A four-year starter.
CHOSE WSU OVER: NC State, Nevada and others
QB Tyler Hilinski (6-3, 200) / Upland, Calif.
Ranked the No. 9 quarterback in California and No. 41 in the nation by Scout.com. Rated 3 stars. Threw for 22 TDs and five interceptions in 2014. Completed 165 of 242 passes (68.2 percent) for 2,738 yards. Team reached semifinals Southern Section playoffs in West Valley Division. Named first-team all-league and second-team All-Area.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Cal, Utah State, Penn
DE Jeremiah Mitchell (6-5, 260) / Riverside, Calif.
Ranked a four-star prospect and the No. 28 overall junior college prospect nationally by Scout.com. A mid-year transfer who enrolled in January, he earned All-Central League second-team honors after making 43 tackles, including 13.5 for loss and six sacks. Scout.com calls him he's college-ready and a player who can become an impact player in his first season at Washington State.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Oregon, ASU, Tennessee and others
DT Thomas Toki (6-1, 290) / Mountain View, Calif.
Ranked the No. 5 DT prospect in the West and No. 27 in the country by Scout.com. The first member of the class of 2015, Toki gave his verbal commitment to the Washington State coaches back on Dec. 24, 2013. The 6-1, 290-pounder was considering taking official visits to Oklahoma State and Arizona State last month, but an in-home visit with future position coach Joe Salave’a made him realize he was fully locked in to becoming a Cougar. Toki transferred from Kirkland’s Juanita High to Saint Francis High in Mountain View, Calif. for his senior season. Toki recorded 57 tackles and one sack in 2014.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Oklahoma State, UCLA, Arizona State, Utah, Colorado and others.
S Deion Singleton (6-2, 181) / Pasco, Wash.
Originally signed in the class of 2014, Singleton enrolled at WSU in January. After three seasons at Godby High in Tallahassee, Fla., he returned to Pasco for his senior season but all of his credits did not transfer with him. At Chiawana High his senior season he was named All-Classifications All-State by the Seattle Times, the Tri-City Herald Player of the Year and Mid-Columbia Conference Most Valuable Player after catching 45 passes for 838 yards and nine touchdowns and picking off four passes. He was named a 2013 red chip prospect by The Seattle Times and one of five Northwest Nuggets by the Tacoma News Tribune and one of seven defensive backs on TNT's Western 100.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Kentucky and others
WR C.J. Dimry (6-6, 207) / Mission Viejo, Calif.
This season, the tall, lanky wideout recorded more than 500 receiving yards with six touchdowns. He has two years to play two. Prior to landing at Saddleback, Dimry spent his freshman season at Palomar College in San Marcos, Calif. He redshirted his first year at Saddleback to get his academics in order before playing the 2014 campaign.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Syracuse
LB Nnamdi Oguayo (6-3, 212) / Beltsville, Maryland
He received Prince George’s County All-Gazette honorable mention honors his senior season and participated in the 2015 Offense-Defense All-Star Game in Florida. Listed as a defensive end by Scout.com, he's ticketed at the BUCK linebacker spot at Washington bState. Long and speedy off the edge, he has a lot of room left on his frame and drew attention late in the recruiting process for his work as a prep senior.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Indiana, Pitt, Illinois, Louisville, Purdue and others
S Shalom Luani (6-1, 200) / San Francsico, Calif.
The four-star safety out of City College of San Francisco earned the Bay 6 Conference Defensive Player of the Year award this past season in recording 69 tackles including six for loss, four interceptions and two forced fumbles. He is ranked the No. 19 overall junior college prospect in the nation by Scout.com. Luani will have three years to play two for the Cougs.
For Signing Day news on Luani, CF.C subscribers can click here.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Oregon State, Washington, Illinois and others.
OL Davis Perrott (6-5, 270) /
Perrot played on the offensive line for the first time his senior year of high school and saw his offer list go from zero to double-digits over the course of his senior season. Perrott is the No. 4-ranked offensive tackle in Arizona, 17th in the West and the No. 89-ranked offensive tackle nationally on Scout.com.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Cal, Boise State, Purdue and others.
LB Aaron Porter (6-3, 240) /
He could play any of the four linebacker slots for the Cougars such his versatility and is equally at home in coverage as he is playing sideline-to-sideline against the run (though his favorite thing to do is to rush the quarterback.) In 10 games this season, Porter recorded 87 total tackles, including five sacks and 11 tackles for loss and had one interception.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Nebraska, San Diego State and others.
CB Darrien Molton (5-10, 165) / Temecula, Calif.
Molton is ranked the No. 24 cornerback in the West and No. 128 overall. Of all the players who committed to WSU, perhaps no one was more firm in their status than Molton. The three-star prospect didn’t consider any other offers and did not take any other official visits this fall or winter. Throughout his recruitment, Molton said he was 100 percent locked in with the Cougs and that never changed. Although 5-10, the future Coug has crazy hops, allowing him to compete with receivers for the ball at its highest point. CHOSE WSU OVER: Cal, Colorado, Duke, Utah, Nevada and others.
K Matt Abramo (6-2, 170) / Petaluma, Calif.
There’s no denying WSU’s special teams was a nightmare in 2014. But a guy who can come in and contribute right away could be kicker Matt Abramo. The three-star prospect is coming off a strong senior campaign, where he was 10-of-12 on his field goal attempts with a long of 46. In addition, 42 of his 54 kickoffs went for touchbacks and 21 of his 59 punts were downed inside the 20. He has the versatility to both kick and punt for Washington State when he arrives to Pullman later this summer. CHOSE WSU OVER: Air Force, Brown, San Jose State, Cornell and Yale.
CB Treshon Broughton (6-1, 175) Riverside, Calif.
Ranked the No. 57 overall junior college prospect nationally. A longtime pledge to Oregon State, Broughton opened his recruitment back up following Mike Riley's move to Nebraska and changed his verbal to Washington State. A rangy defensive back, Broughton has the size (6-1) to go toe-to-toe with wide receivers in the Pac-12 conference. The JUCO standout recorded five interceptions for Riverside CC this season and added 11 pass deflections. Signed with Fresno State out of high school but rerouted to the JC ranks for academic reaons.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Oregon State, Cal, Boise State, Fresno State and others.
WR Kyrin Priester (6-1, 185 pounds) / Snellville, Georgia,
Played at Clemson and appeared in one game for the Tigers on special teams in 2013 before being dismissed for what was characterized as differences with his position coach. Signed a financial aid agreement with WSU and enrolled at WSU in January and will participate in spring drills. Due to the NCAA transfer rules, he’ll redshirt in 2015 and then have three years of eligibility remaining. Back in 2013 he was rated the No. 49 wide receiver nationally and a 3-star recruit by Scout.com. Before declaring for Clemson, he gave a verbal to Georgia and North Carolina State. As a senior at Brookwood High, he tallied 56 receptions for 1,116 yards and 13 touchdowns.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Utah
DE Hunter Mattox (6-4, 260) / Chatsworth, Calif.
Ranked the No. 10 defensive end in California and No. 22 in the West by Scout.com. Rated 3 stars. Played both ways. Recorded 86 total tackles and 52 solo in 2014, including 15 sacks and 10 tackles for a loss. Had 18 stops in one game. Named All-Division and first-team MaxPreps Cali-fornia All-State Division IV. Team reached the semifinals of the 2014 CIF Southern Section playoffs.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Fresno State and Oregon State
OL Noah Myers (6-5, 300) / Walnut Creek, Calif.
Ranked the No. 8 offensive guard prospect in California No. 15 OG in the West by Scout.com. Rated 3 stars. Played offensive and defensive tackle and long snapper for Las Lomas High. Named first-team California All-State Division III on offense by MaxPreps and second-team All-East Bay offense by San Jose Mercury News.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Cal, Montana and Weber State
OT Cedric Bigge-Duren (6-6, 295) / Oceanside, Calif.
Ranked the No. 10 offensive guard in California and No. 18 OG in the West by Scout.com. Rated 3 stars. Named second-team all-league, All-San Diego Section and All-CIF. Team finished 14-1 in 2014.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Montana State, Nevada and San Jose State.
OL Amosa Sakaria (6-3, 280) / Pago Pago, American Samoa
Perhaps one of the more under-the-radar recruits for the class of 2015. Rated 2 stars by Scout.com. Invited to play in the Polynesian All-American Bowl. Ranked No. 2 OL prospect in American Samoa and No. 5 in the region by ESPN.com. Known for his aggressive play on the line, Sakaria will line up as an offensive guard at the next level. At 6-3, 280, he moves quite well for his size.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Hawaii
OT Joseph Price (6-6, 267) / Redlands, Calif.
Ranked the No. 16 offensive tackle prospect in California and the No. 33 OT in the West. Rated 3 stars. Named All-Area, Southern Section All-Inland Division, and first-team MaxPreps 2014 California All-State Division II. Knocked heads on an offense that rushed for 41 TDs and more than 3,600 yards. Team won league, section and state titles in 2014.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Cal and Fresno State
WR Kyle Sweet (6-1, 175) / Santa Margarita, Calif.
Ranked the No. 17 receiver in California and No. 20 WR in the West by Scout.com Rated 3 stars. Caught 89 passes for 1,338 yards and 8 TDs in 2014. Also rushed18 times for 110 yards and a TD. Named All-County, all-Southern Section Pac-5 Division, and second-team California All-State Division I by MaxPreps. As a junior in 2013 he caught 9 TDs.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Hawaii, Montana State, Northern Arizona and New Hampshire
RB James Williams (5-11, 185) / Burbank, Calif.
Following a brilliant junior campaign, Burbank High running back James Williams pulled the trigger in committing to Washington State. Williams, who appeared in two games this season before tearing his ACL, racked up 2,350 all-purpose yards as a junior (1,503 rushing; 491 receiving; 185 on five kickoff returns; and 171 hashes on 12 punt returns). His sophomore season, he recorded 1,443 yards and 17 touchdowns. Although he suffered the torn ACL, the WSU staff is honoring his scholarship and he has not wavered in his commitment whatsoever The 5-11, 185-pounder is ranked three stars, the No. 6 RB in California and the No. 9 RB on the west by Scout.com.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Arizona and Cal
S Kameron Powell (5-10, 175) / Upland, Calif.
When you mention Kameron Powell, “sure-tackler” comes to mind. In 2014, the senior standout recorded 77 total tackles and two fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a touchdown. Powell, ranked four stars by Scout, finished the season as the No. 4 safety on the west coast and the No. 31 safety in the country. Despite a late charge by Notre Dame, Powell remained solid with his commitment level to Washington State. He gave the WSU coaches his verbal last May.
CHOSE WSU OVER: Washington, Utah, Oregon State, Colorado, Notre Dame and others
LB Logan Tago (6-4, 205) / Pago Pago, American Samoa
The American Samoa to Pullman pipeline continues for Washington State. One of the Island commits is outside linebacker Logan Tago, ranked the No. 1 outside LB in Samoa. Tago took an official visit to Oregon State last month, but a source recently told CF.C that the three-star prospect is locked in with Washington State. Tago’s primary recruiter is none other than defensive line coach Joe Salave’a. Because of his athleticism, Tago also has the potential to suit up on offense for Washington State, Brian Smart of Fieldhouse 100 told CF.C in December. CHOSE WSU OVER: Oregon State, Hawaii and Colorado.