Future Coug sets visit, impressive film

AS MUCH AS RECRUITING for fans is about looking ahead to the next verbal commit, it’s always worth time to take a look back at those already in the class. For example, take this linebacker pledge in Washington State’s 2016 class who went crimson back in August.

Chima Onyeukwu (6-3, 220) out of Contra Costa College will trip -- you know what, let's first get to his highlight tape from this season, it's impressive.

Onyeukwu tells CF.C he had an in-home with area recruiter Jim Mastro on Tuesday and will trip to Washington State on Dec. 11.

"WSU is a team on the rise,  they're going to a bowl game and I'm looking forward to being part of that defense," said Onyeukwu.

Onyeukwu says WSU has talked to him about various linebacker roles, he could play WIL or RUSH, or even get some reps inside. What is apparent: he fits Alex Grinch’s system to a tee as an outside linebacker-type who can really run.

"Outside or inside, whatever they want me to do, I'll do... They're all really great coaches up there at Washington State and I'm excited to be a part of it," said Onyeukwu.

Rankings are rankings but for what it's worth, this interesting note: ESPN last class included Shalom Luani in their top 50 junior college prospects, slotting Luani at No. 40.  ESPN this year ranks Onyeukwu at No. 36.

Onyeukwu was named first-team all-Pacific 7 this season after posting 57 tackles (40 solo) with seven sacks and 11 TFL in 10 games.

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