No official visitors, as expected per Mike Leach's new strategy, but (at least) two unofficials offer plenty of intrigue

MIKE LEACH IS employing a different recruiting strategy this year – official visitors during the season will be extremely limited and there were no known official trippers for Washington State’s 52-31 big win over Oregon State. But there were at least two UNOFFICIAL visitors on the Palouse, and both are sure to be of interest to fans of Cougar recruiting.

CF.C’s Braulio Perez is working to get hold of the pair but two independent sources tell CF.C wide receiver Trevon Bradford and Dontae Powell took unofficials to WSU.


Bradford, a 5-11, 175-pound three-star wide receiver out of Oregon City, verbally committed to the team Washington State just beat -- Oregon State – back in the first week of May.  A few weeks after that, Washington State put an offer on the table.


Bradford and No. 7 Oregon City High topped No. 6 Clackamas earlier this month, and Bradford was the driving force with six receptions for 159 yards and three scores, plus a 38-yard run for score in a 62-14 stunner.


“Bradford has dramatically improved his route-running, physicality and ability to catch the ball away from his body with soft hands… Bradford is a better punt returner than kick returner, but could do both at the next level,” wrote Oregonian prep writer Andrew Nemec earlier this season.


He held known offers from Wazzu, OSU, Air Force, Eastern, Northern Arizona and Idaho back in late May.

Powell, a 2017 Class prospect, is a 4-star, 6-foot-6, 300-pound o-tackle out of Richland. 


The Cougs were the first to offer the in-state junior and they remain his known lone offer despite his lofty rating on


The junior  is a member of the 2017 Scout 300 (No. 296) and is rankled the No. 6 o-tackle prospect in the West in next year’s recruiting crop. Sophomore highlights below:


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