Here's when Thomas Toki will arrive to WSU

WSU’s FALL CAMP has featured no shortage of big plays by newcomers but there's been a big piece missing - 295-pound, four-star defensive tackle Thomas Toki. Toki has been waiting on academic clearance from the NCAA and CF.C spoke Friday afternoon with a source in the Toki camp who says there's been a resolution on the matter.

It’s just not the resolution Cougar fans wanted to hear when it comes to the 2015 season. Toki was unable to gain academic clearance from the NCAA and will delay his enrollment at Washington State until January, the source said.

Toki, who transferred to St. Francis High in Mountain View, Calif. from Juanita High in Kirkland before his senior season, has spent this offseason waiting to gain clearance from the NCAA. Until recently, Toki had remained optimistic on his pending arrival to join the Cougs in fall camp but he will not don crimson this season, said the source.

The source in the Toki camp, who requested anonymity, said Toki will spend the coming months gaining clearance and will be ready to start his WSU college career at the start of the new year.

The source also said Toki is disappointed at not being able to join the Cougs for this season but he's also looking at the bright side. The source said Toki believes he'll be that much more ready to contribute in his first season at WSU after enrolling in January and going through spring ball.

The source also noted Toki, just 17, believes he'll also benefit academically by delaying his enrollment and enrolling in WSU's spring semester.

CB Sean Harper and OL Joseph Price were also academic casualties from this past recruiting class. It is unknown if Harper or Price would join Toki in delaying his enrollment until January.


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