WSU Recruiting: Big Monday coming for Cougs?

MONDAY HAS THE potential to be a big day for Washington State recruiting. According to Scout.com national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins, two prospects deciding between Pac-12 offers will announce their college decisions that night and each has WSU in their list of finalists. Can the Cougars strike gold with both on Monday? That and more in our recruiting notebook.

Big Monday, indeed. Per Biggins, both three-star defensive back Isaiah Love and three-star offensive lineman Bryson Cain will be making their college decisions known.

Both prospects have expressed high interest in the Cougars throughout their recruitment.

LOVE IS A three-star cornerback out of West Covina, Calif. Ranked the No. 77 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, Love picked up offers from WSU, Colorado, Fresno State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Utah State and UNLV this recruiting cycle.

Per Biggins, WSU, Colorado and Utah State are the schools recruiting him the hardest right now.

“I still plan to take my visits during the season,” Love told Biggins. “I talk with Coach Wilson at Washington State and Coach Tumpkin from Colorado every week. Cal and Washington haven’t offered yet but they’re showing a lot of interest.”

Love was involved in a serious car accident over the summer and is expected to miss the first part of his senior season. He told Biggins, though, that he’s close to 100 percent and definitely plans on playing this season.



ANOTHER PROSPECT SET to announce on Monday is Cain. The 6-4, 270-pound offensive tackle is also rated three stars by Scout.com. Throughout his recruitment, the Temecula, Calif., prospect has picked up offers from WSU, Arizona, Kansas, Colorado State, Nevada, San Diego State and others.

Per Biggins, however, he is down to three.

“Cain is down to Army, Arizona and Wazzu and will announce on Monday,” Biggins posted in the Luxury Suites on Monday. “He has never visited Army so it's safe to say this one is a Pac 12 battle.”

Cain took an unofficial visit to Washington State back in late March. A two-year starter through last season, Cain was named first-team All-League and All-CIF Southern Section. He was also named to the All-Valley News Elite Team and was second team All-State.

HERE ARE SOME more recruiting notes for you:

• A pair of Spokane prospects, who had high interest in WSU, will not be donning crimson in 2016. On Wednesday night, offensive tackle Scott Peck committed to Utah. Defensive end Evan Weaver committed to Cal last week.

• I spoke with Romello Harris earlier this week and he let me know that he’s in the process of scheduling his official visit to Washington State. The three-star RB picked up his WSU offer his sophomore year and has been in close contact with area recruiter Clay McGuire since.

• Harris is also good friends with three-star defensive back Lawrence White, who also has high interest in WSU. In a recent interview, White told me that he’s waiting on Harris to set up his official visit, so he can get up his trip for the same weekend. The two have been talking about taking their visit together throughout the summer.

• A prospect to watch out for is three-star defensive end Anthony Smith. The Las Vegas, Nev., prospect recently listed Washington State in his top five and told Scout.com’s Jackson Moore that he’s eyeing a visit to the Palouse.


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