WSU's surprisingly large in-state offer list

JUST ONE WEEK removed from the end of the spring evaluation period, Washington State has a hefty 10 known offers out to Class of 2016 prospects from the state of Washington. That stat is even more noteworthy when you consider the Cougars didn't sign a player from in state in the last recruiting class.

The ’16 class looks to be a crop that particularly fits Washington State’s vision in the trenches. Six of the 10 project as o-linemen (three) or d-linemen (three) at the next level. The others are a corner, receiver and two athletes.

The 10 WSU offers extended to in-state prospects are the second-most of a single state on the Cougars' recruiting trial behind California with 54. Hawaii (nine) and Utah (seven) are next.

The Cougs’ 10 offers is double what the Huskies (five) have extended to in-state prospects in this cycle.

Except for Eastern Washington, which is handled by Dave Yost, WSU special teams coach Eric Mele runs point on the Cougars' Pacific Northwest recruiting. Running backs coach Jim Mastro told CF.C last week Mele has attacked recruiting with gusto since becoming a full-fledged assistant late last season after replacing Eric Russell. Mele also is well down the road on identifying talent for the next two recruiting classes (see article linked at bottom).

The 10 in-state prospects with known WSU offers are:

CB Isaiah Gilchrist (5-11, 180) Bellevue High


DE/LB/TE Isaac Garcia (6-4, 220) Bellevue High


DE Joel Dublanko (6-3, 245) Aberdeen High


ATH Justus Rogers (6-2, 210) Bellevue High


DE Evan Weaver (6-3, 241) Gonzaga Prep/Spokane


OL Ezra Cleveland (6-6, 270, pictured above) Bethel High/Spanaway


WR Josiah Westbrook (6-2, 177) Squalicum High/Bellingham


ATH D’Jimon Jones (6-2, 175) Federal Way High


OT Kameron Smith (6-8, 300) Lincoln High/Tacoma


OT Scott Peck (6-6, 275) Central Valley High/Spokane Valley


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