Intriguing trio expected at WSU Junior Day

SPRING BALL kicks off Thursday but recruiting waits for no man. On Saturday, the second practice of spring drills, Washington State will also hold their junior day. For many, it will be the first time they see the sparkling new Football Complex up close. Among those expected to be on hand are three - one from California and two from in-state - that WSU recruiting fans should keep an eye on.

Three-star o-tackle prospect Bryson Cain is among those expected to be on the Palouse on Saturday. The 6-5, 270-pounder out Temecula, Calif. holds offers from Washington State, Kansas and Colorado State.

A two-year starter through his junior year, he was named first-team All-League and All-CIF Southern Section. He was also named to the All-Valley News Elite Team and was second team All-State.

Another three-star prospect, Spokane's Evan Weaver out of Gonzaga Prep was the Greater Spokane League defensive player of the year as a junior. The 6-3, 227-pound defensive end/linebacker prospect has offers from WSU, Cal, Utah, Boise State and others. He was in Pullman at last year's junior day and came down to take in practice and check out the new facilities this past season. This Saturday, however, will be his first chance to meet new d-coordinator Alex Grinch.

Weaver was an All-State Class 4A selection by the Associated Press, Seattle Times and a Tacoma News Tribune all-classifications, all-state selection after racking up 123 tackles (36 tackles-for-loss) with 14 sacks, six forced fumbles. He blocked a field goal, an extra point and two punts.

Also a three-star prospect, Justus Rogers out of Bellevue is also expected to be on hand. Rogers (6-2, 210) is the starting quarterback at Bellevue High and wants to play QB at the next level as well, though some think his best position at the next level would be safety or possibly linebacker. The Cougs offered him last year as an ATH though Rogers has said the Cougs and others will be coming by during the May Evaluation period to watch him throw.

Bellevue runs the ground-focused wing-T offense, so Rogers starts at something of a disadvantage when it comes to drawing attention to his arm, which is strong.

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