Cougs' final official visit weekend of 2015 underway

THE FINAL OFFICIAL VISIT weekend of 2015 at Washington State features, among others, a soft verbal commit to Cal. Three-star prospect Francisco “Paco” Perez is the No. 4-ranked offensive guard prospect in the West.

Perez is one of seven known visitors this weekend to Washington State.

DE Phillip Napoleon (6-5, 280)
A 6-5, 280-pounder out of Mount San Jacinto, he is thought to be eligible to sign as a mid-year transfer and enroll in January (the first day midyear JUCOs can sign is Wednesday).   Napoleon posted 41 tackles in seven games this season, with 5 1-2 sacks. Listed as a second-year sophomore on, he would have 3-to-play-2.’s Brandon Huffman pegs him as the headliner of the WSU visiting group and that’s saying something because Huffman loves Perez’ tape. So let’s look at Napoleon’s clips.

DE Garrett McBroom (6-3, 265) 
McBroom out of NE Oklahoma A&M is also thought to be eligible to sign as soon as Dec. 16.  He picked up his WSU offer just this month, visited Purdue this past weekend. Listed as a third-year sophomore by, he would have 2-to-play-2.

OG Francisco Perez (6-3 1-2, 300)
Huffman has long tabbed the Baldwin Park product  as one of Southern California’s best lineman prospects and his ranking out West (No. 4 OG) makes that plain. He verballed to Cal back in July over offers from WSU, ASU, Colorado, Oregon State, Texas Tech, Kansas State and others. He goes by Paco. It would be a big coup if WSU were to flip him between now and Signing Day.

LB Chima Onyeukwu (6-3, 220)
The Contra Costa product and WSU verbal could play various linebacker roles for the Cougs: WIL or RUSH, or even get some reps inside. Alex Grinch’s system works best with an outside linebacker-type who can really run and that's Onyeukwu. A JUCO, there has been some chatter he too is a midyear but that's incorrect, CF.C has confirmed he's on pace to graduate with his AA in the spring with 3-to-play-2.

OT Liam Ryan (6-6, 270)
He earned a WSU offer this summer after a satellite camp in Redlands worked by the WSU staff. The classic Mike Leach o-tackle recruit: long arms, great feet with a big frame and room to pack on the bulk. The La Verne, Calif., product  was the starting center on Damien High's state championship basketball team as a junior. He hosted Clay McGuire and Ken Wilson for an in-home visit earlier this week.

CB Jalen Thompson (5-10, 166)
He will graduate early from Downey High this month. The Bellflower, Calif. product has signed a financial aid agreement with WSU and will enroll at WSU in January. He has good hands, having also starred at receiver in high school, but the Cougs like him at corner. Here's his senior tape.

ATH Justus Rogers (6-2, 210)
He too graduates high school early, has signed an AA and will enroll at WSU in January. The Bellevue product wants a look at quarterback and WSU has said he'll get one. But it seems more likely his best position at the Pac-12 level is either safety or possibly at linebacker down the road and his skill set suggests he could be a good one on defense. He has a strong work ethic and leadership skills. Here's a clip from one of his senior season games.

--WSU chief of staff for football Dave Emerick told CF.C last month the Cougs do not have the ability to count a midyear signee back towards the previous class so any midyear additions will count against the 2016 class.  (A school is only allowed to count a midyear back towards the previous class if they took less than a full load of 25 in the prior class).

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