Two FBS wide receivers have this month announced their intention to transfer with the WSU football account on twitter following them shortly thereafter - Kyrion Parker from Texas A&M and Vic Wharton (pictured above) from Tennessee.
Wharton (5-11, 201) started two games and played in nine as a true-freshman in 2014. He had five catches for 64 yards, including a touchdown pass as Tennessee's win over Iowa in the TaxSlayer Bowl. He is the fifth member of the UT 2014 class to transfer and 11th player overall to leave the program this offseason.
Wharton was ranked three stars on Scout.com and the No. 182 wide receiver nationally coming out of Independence High in Spring Hill, Tenn back in 2014.
Parker (6-2, 200) was a redshirt-freshman in 2014, playing in two games with one catch for 14 yards at Texas A&M.
He was ranked a four-star prospect on Scout.com and the No. 40 WR prospect nationally coming out of Manvel High (Texas). Originally a verbal pledge to LSU, he later flipped to A&M.
Both will need to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules if transferring to an FBS school. Parker would have 2-to-play-2 starting in 2016, while Wharton could use his redshirt year and have 3-to-play-3.
Washington State listed three incoming wide receivers on their release earlier this month: junior C.J. Dimry (6-6, 210); sophomore Kyrin Priester (6-1, 185) and freshman Kyle Sweet (6-1, 190). Priester is sitting out the 2015 season per NCAA rules after transferring from Clemson.
The signing period runs through April 1.
Scholarship players coming on board after April 1 instead sign financial aid agreements and enroll in classes, such as with CB Jeff Farrar who came on board at Washington State last August.
The bulk of Washington State's signing class is expected to arrive early, in late June, to enroll in summer classes and take part in the Cougs' voluntary offseason conditioning program.
Four new Cougars are already at Washington State having enrolled in January: QB Tyler Hilinski, DL Jeremiah Mitchell, S Deion Singleton and Priester.
Will one of these WRs fill out WSU's class?
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