WSU Recruiting: Lots of crimson nuggets

SPRING BALL IS operating in high gear at Washington State but Mike Leach was still busily sending out a flurry of scholarship offers this past week. One prospect to land a crimson scholarship was three-star linebacker Jacob Colacion. The California product tells CF.C the Cougars' offer was a big one, but will he visit Wazzu this spring or summer? That and more in our WSU recruiting notebook.

The Cougs were the first Pac-12 program to offer Colacion (pictured above), extending the scholie his way on Monday night. It was a big one, he told

“This is my first Pac-12 offer and I’m really excited about it,” Colacion said. “It was kind of an unreal feeling to land my first Pac-12 one. I spoke with Coach Ken Wilson about it and he basically told me he got he OK to offer me and that he was excited to do so.”

COLACION SAID THAT he is also eyeing a trip to the Palouse. Although a date hasn’t been set, he’s hoping it will happen sooner rather than later.

“That’s something I’m going to talk to my dad about,” Colacion said. “I’m hoping to take an unofficial visit out there. I’m not really sure when, but I definitely want to get out there.

“I liked how they were the first Pac-12 school to take a chance on me. They put trust in me and I respect that.”

Colacion will be taking trips to Arizona State and Nevada this week and added that he’s also hoping to get to Cal in the coming weeks. He said he’s in no rush to make his college decision.

ELSEWHERE ON THE recruiting front, the WSU staff has been incredibly busy sending out offers this past week. Here’s a recap of the known prospects to add crimson scholarships to their list.

• On Thursday evening, WSU extended a scholarship offer to four-star running back Chase Lucas. The 6-1, 180-pounder also holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, UCLA, Nebraska, Utah, Washington and others.

• According to Scout’s Doug Kimmel, WSU offered 6-5, 275-pound offensive tackle Keaton Bills. The Provo, Utah, product is rated three stars and also holds offers from BYU, Nevada, Oregon State, Utah, Utah State, Vanderbilt and others.

• On Wednesday evening, three-star San Bernardino, Calif., running back Alexander Mattision added a WSU offer. The 6-0, 200-pounder also holds offers from Colorado, San Jose State and Washington.

• Another Provo, Utah, prospect to pick up a WSU offer this week was three-star outside linebacker Keenan Pili. The 6-2, 198-pounder also holds offers from BYU, Cal, Nevada, Utah and others.

• Remember the name Alec Dana? WSU offered him in June of last year when it looked like he might be able to get his AA from Chaffey College (JUCO) before the start of last season and be part of the 2015 class. On Wednesday night, the WSU coaches re-affirmed their offer to the 6-3 receiver for this recruiting cycle. In addition to WSU, Dana also holds an offer from Utah. He plans on being a mid-year and signing with a school in December.

• WSU was the first school to offer San Diego, Calif., running back Derrick Clark. The 5-11, 195-pounder has since picked up an offer from Bowling Green.

• On Monday, the big recruiting news was that three-star TCU quarterback commit Brennen Wooten received an offer from the Cougs. Wooten has said that he is 100 percent solid with the Horned Frogs, but you never know what can happen in recruiting.

• Also on Monday, highly touted linebacker Darrian Franklin was offered by WSU. The four-star outside ‘backer holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Michigan, UCLA, USC and others. He checks in at 6-1, 205-pounds. • WSU will be hosting their junior day on Saturday and several prospects are expected out on the Palouse. This includes three intriguing three-star prospects with Cougar offers. For more on those players, click the link below.

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