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Kaufusi, Harris recap WSU visits with CF.C

LINEBACKER JACKSON KAUFUSI has a decision to make, with WSU, Cal and Utah as his three finalists. But following his WSU official visit this weekend, his decision has become that much tougher. And for running back commit Romello Harris, his first weekend in Pullman was one for the ages. So much in fact, he said any late suitors will need to pull of some serious magic to stop him from signing with the Cougs

Out of Salt Lake City, Utah, Kaufusi tripped to WSU on Friday for a two-day stay. The 6-1, 200-pounder enjoyed what Pullman had to offer, he told Cougfan.com on Monday afternoon.

“It was a good visit,” he said. “It was a lot of fun being up there and seeing everything for myself. I really liked hanging out with some of the guys and getting to know them.

“My host was Peyton Pelluer and we were talking about how the team is pretty young. They’re all close over there. It’s kind of like one big family. I liked Pullman too. Everyone supports and comes out for stuff. It was a good town and a good community.”

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Kaufusi, who will be taking his mission after high school and enrolling at his college of choice in the fall of 2018, remains down to WSU, Cal and Utah. He’ll trip to Cal this weekend and then Utah on Jan. 29.

His WSU visit will be tough to match, he said. 

“I met with Coach Mike Leach and we talked about my mission and then about the program. It was a good conversation. I also met with Coach Joe Salave'a. He was talking to me a lot about the family aspect of the team and all that good stuff. I enjoyed that and getting a feel for the college town. I loved the atmosphere over there.”

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As for Harris, It was also his first time checking out Pullman. The three-star running back commit was noticeably excited on the phone describing that Palouse trip.

“Everything turned out exactly the way I thought it would be,” Harris said. “While I was out there, I thought everything was really cool. I remember I was wearing a WSU sweatshirt and we were at a gas station. Out of nowhere someone is yelling ‘Go Cougs’ to me. There were WSU flags all around, too.”

Harris, ranked the No. 59 RB in the country, added that his official visit solidified his verbal to the Cougs.

“Schools aren’t really recruiting me anymore,” Harris said. “I’m solid to Washington State right now. I don’t see any school being able to come in and flip me. If that happened, they’d have to pull off some serious magic. 

“Going into my trip, I though it would be all business. But when I spoke with Coach Leach, we didn’t even talk much about football. I asked some questions, but then we talked about why they call him the pirate, or about different vacations he’s taken. It was a personal chat and I really liked that.”


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