WSU Recruiting Notebook

THE MAY EVALUATION period quietly kicked off on Wednesday. It's the six-week period in the spring where college football coaches can visit a prospect's school. But Washington State won't begin their blitz out on the recruiting trail just yet.

Schools are limited to using four of the six weeks available between April 15 and May 31 (excluding Memorial Day and Sundays).

The Cougs will conclude spring ball on April 28. The next day, recruiting coordinator Dave Emerick told CF.C earlier this year, the WSU assistant coaches will hit the recruiting trail.

Scholarship offers by WSU, already considerable at this stage, will no doubt swell further once the coaches get out on the road and visit with prep coaches and bring back film for head man Mike Leach to view. (Head coaches aren't allowed out on the road during the May Evaluation period).

Meanwhile, the Cougs extended four known scholies this past week.

Three-star DE prospect Hunter Kampmoyer verbally committed to ASU back in February but has said he still remains open to other schools. The 6-4, 240-pounder holds Pac-12 offers from WSU, ASU, Cal and UCLA. Kampmoyer had 109 tackles, 12 sacks, four forced fumbles and four passes defended his junior season. On offense as a tight end, he had 21 catches for 462 yards.

Long Beach CC defensive end prospect J.J. Allen (6-3, 260, pictured above) also nabbed a Cougar offer. He posted 58 tackles, including seven sacks and a team-leading 17 tackles-for-loss, along with a forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and four pass breakups in his freshman season.

Washington State is the first Pac-12 school to offer speedy three-star safety Luca Vartic (6-1, 200) out of Konawaena, Hawaii. He also holds an offer from the local school in Hawaii and told's Doug Kimmel Cal, Stanford and Utah are in close contact.

Washington State was the first school to offer linebacker Jihad Woods (5-11, 215) out of La Mesa, California and Helix High.

Wideout Xavius Boone (5-8, 195) out of Maranatha High in Pasadena accepted a preferred walk-on invite from WSU this week and will arrive later this year out on the Palouse.

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