In-state OT Peck sets WSU unofficial

SPOKANE-AREA OFFENSIVE TACKLE prospect Scott Peck is no stranger to the Palouse, having visited the Washington State campus in April. And since picking up an offer from WSU shortly after, he’s kept in close contact with WSU o-line coach Clay McGuire. Next weekend, he’ll be back in Pullman for another unofficial visit, he tells

Checking in at 6-7, 290-pounds, Peck out of Veradale's Central Valley High is indeed a massive presence in the trenches and the WSU coaches want him in crimson.

“I’ve been talking with Coach Clay McGuire the most,” Peck said. “He’s been telling me how he wants me to play tackle for them if they can get me. He’s been recruiting me the most and he’s always telling me how excited he is about my style of play.”

Peck (pictured above) first visited the WSU campus for a Jr. Day event in April.

“When I first went up there, I thought it was amazing,” Peck said. “The facilities are breathtaking. It’s super nice over there.

“I’m heading back the first weekend in June. I’m excited to go over there and meet with Coach McGuire again and talk a little bit more about the program.”

IN ADDITION TO WSU, the Central Valley High senior-to-be holds offers from Utah, Nevada, Army, Montana, Eastern Washington, Idaho and Hawaii.

“I don’t really have any favorites right now,” Peck said. “I’m really just considering all the schools that are recruiting me right now. I’m hoping to narrow things down to three or four schools by the end of summer. Then after that I’ll look to make a verbal.”

Peck added that he’s liking what he’s hearing from the WSU staff.

“Coach McGuire and the coaches over there like my size and my athleticism. For my team, there’s a play where I pull all the way outside and hit the corner. I’m quick on my feet.

“Last season, all my film was on a fractured ankle. My ankle feels great right now and I’m back at 100 percent.”

HERE ARE SOME more recruiting nuggets for you:

• As most of you know by now, Washington State picked up a verbal commit on Thursday from three-star athlete Renard Bell. Bell joins quarterback Ian Book and linebacker Jihad Woods as known verbals in WSU's 2016 class.

• On Thursday, WSU extended a scholarship offer to Tulsa, Okla., cornerback Kyle Mayberry. The 5-11, 170-pounder also holds offers from Nevada, Utah State, Wyoming, Kansas, Army and others.

• According to Scout’s Brandon Huffman, the Cougs offered Dublin, Calif., offensive guard Matthew Gutwald. The 6-5, 275-pounder also holds offers from Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, San Jose State, Yale and others.

• Huffman also reported that WSU offered 2017 five-star offensive tackle Foster Sarell. The 6-6, 300-pounder has a boatload of offers, including Alabama, Michigan, Oregon State, Oregon, Washington, Nebraska and others. Sarell is a senior-to-be at Graham Kapowskin High.

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