WSU recruiting notebook: DL recruiting continues to intrigue

WITH THE RACE to National Signing Day now less than two weeks away, what’s going on with the defensive line recruiting? Is there a new prospect to keep an eye on?

• CF.C connected with Scout’s Greg Biggins Wednesday night, who informed us that junior college defensive lineman Josh Allen will no longer be taking his official visit to Washington State. Allen, a d-end, was scheduled to visit Pullman this weekend. It appears he’s Arizona’s to lose at this point.

• A WSU defensive tackle target is three-star defensive tackle Wayne Kirby out of Pocatello, Idaho.  On Wednesday  Kirby also received an offer from Oregon. He had an in-home with Alex Grinch on Sunday night.

He’s tripping to Eugene this weekend for an official visit. In the article posted on Sunday, Kirby said he was leaning WSU’s way but this was prior to his scholarship offer from the Ducks. The Cougars competition right now is Oregon, BYU and Utah, where he’ll scheduled to visit on Jan. 29. Stay tuned.

• Fellow three-star defensive lineman to continue to watch is Curtis Weaver. The 6-3, 245-pounder tripped to WSU last weekend and will be taking an official visit to Boise State this weekend. Mike Leach stopped by Weaver’s high school (St. Anthony in Long Beach, Calif.) earlier this week.

In addition to WSU and BSU, Weaver has picked up offers this cycle from Wisconsin, Virginia, South Florida and many others. 

• Elsewhere on the recruiting trail, CF.C was able to connect with recent offensive tackle commit  Logan Tuley-Tillman. However, Tuley-Tillman respectfully told us that he isn’t doing any interviews until after graduates from Michigan. The 6-7, 300-pounder said he was advised by coaches and close friends not to speak to the media. Multiple reports came out over the weekend that Tuley-Tillman is still planning on taking other official visits despite his WSU commitment. This is something we were not able to confirm.

• As for the in-home visits, the Coug staff remained busy on Wednesday. Mike Leach, Ken Wilson and Dave Nichol stopped in to see WSU verbal Liam Ryan. Ryan, who committed to WSU during his official visit last month, checks in at 6-6, 270-pounds. He picked WSU over offers from Fresno State, Nevada, New Mexico and others. 

https://twitter.com/liam_ryan42/status/690043996601765889

Notable Note: The WSU coaches also paid a visit to O’Dea High on Wednesday in Seattle to check in on defensive tackle Tiano Tialavea . The 6-4, 330-pounder told CF.C that WSU extended him a preferred walk-on invitation. Tialavea holds an offer from Central Washington and is also in contact with Oregon, UW, Montana, Montana State and UTEP. He’s scheduled to take an official visit to UTEP on Jan. 29.

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