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Toki planning for WSU in January

WASHINGTON STATE holdover Thomas Toki retook the SAT the first week of December and hopes to enroll at WSU in January, a source in the Toki camp tells CF.C.

Toki expects to get his test results back shortly before Christmas, the source who asked not be identified said, and the four-star DT prospect from the Cougs' 2015 class continues to talk to WSU at least once a week.

The last conversation was a few days ago, centering around Toki getting his test score back next week, and then hoping to hear from the NCAA by the end of December that he's received the green light.

"WSU is still holding the scholarship, and they're hoping (Toki is) cleared so he can get up there for this next semester," said the source.

Toki, who transferred to St. Francis High in Mountain View, Calif. from Juanita High in Kirkland before his senior season, is not planning on going the junior college route, the source said, though that's always an option for any prep prospect who hasn't received academic clearance from the NCAA.

The source said "it really hurts" the 6-foot-3 Toki not to have been in Pullman this past season and that he has been working out religiously the past several months, including during a three month stay in Utah with his uncle and cousin.

Toki, back in California now, checks in at a svelte 286 pounds after weighing 315 earlier this year, the source said.

Toki verbally committed to Washington State on Christmas Eve two years ago and signed with WSU back in February over 20-plus scholie offers.

He was named to the Tacoma News Tribune’s Western 100  and was rated the No. 5 defensive tackle prospect in California by Scout.com and 180th in the ESPN 300.


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