Three-star WR Porter ready to check out WSU

THREE-STAR RECEIVER Grant Porter out of Out of Upland, Calif., has seen his recruitment pick up this spring with the offers consistently rolling in. But with three of his former Upland High teammates on the Washington State roster, he tells Cougfan.com that WSU remains one of the top schools on his list. He’s hoping to get out to the Palouse for an unofficial visit in the coming weeks.

Porter (pictured above) is considered one of the top receiver prospects to come out of the Golden State for the 2016 class. The 6-0, 175-pounder is ranked three stars and the No. 10 receiver in California.

The WSU staff is actively recruiting him, through social media and by asking Porter to give them a call.

“I’d say Washington State and Boise State are the two schools that have been recruiting me the hardest,” Porter told CF.C. “I’ve been talking with the WSU staff every week, almost on a daily basis.”

FIRST-YEAR OUTSIDE RECEIVERS coach Graham Harrell is involved Porter’s recruitment, with area recruiter and inside linebackers coach Ken Wilson also staying in close contact.

“Coach Harrell has been telling me he thinks I’d be a good fit in the Air Raid,” Porter said. “He wants me to come to Washington State and get ready to catch some balls my freshman year.

“Coach Wilson has been telling me the same. I’ve also spoken with Coach (David) Yost. They’ve both let me know it’s a great environment up there and it’s a perfect fit for a wide receiver.”

Porter, who had his last day of school for the year on Thursday, said he’s hoping to take visits to WSU, Boise State, Colorado State and Kansas State this summer. He holds offers from those four schools, plus Utah and Colorado State.



HIS VISIT TO PULLMAN, where he would rejoin former prep teammates Jeff Farrar, Tyler Hilinski and Kameron Powell (the latter being slated to arrive in Pullman on June 22), could be coming soon.

“I want to get up there in late June or early July,” Porter said. “I want to see the facilities and check out the academics. I want to study computer science in college, so I want to make sure they have a good program.”

He also said he wants to learn a little bit more about Mike Leach and how he runs his offense.

“I like their style of play a lot,” Porter said. “It really stands out to me.”

Porter added that he’s hoping to make his final decision by sometime this summer before his senior campaign gets started.

HERE ARE SOME more recruiting notes:

• On Wednesday, the Cougs looked way ahead, into the class of 2018, in offering Calabasas, Calif., wide receiver Brian Hightower, he announced on his Twitter page. The Cougs joined Arizona, Nebraska and Tennessee in offering the 6-3, 185-pounder.

• Earlier this week, Washington State also extended an offer to 2017 offensive tackle Jalen McKenzie. The Concord, Calif., product checks in at 6-6, 300-pounds.

• In case you missed it, three-star outside linebacker Logan Gamble recently named his top five list of schools and WSU was on it. The 6-5, 200-pounder named a top five of WSU, Cal, Arizona, Nevada and Virginia. Gamble is hoping to visit WSU later this summer. Note: He’s visiting the in-state school, Cal, this weekend and told BearTerritory.Net’s Ryan Gorcey that a verbal commitment is possible.


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