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Nichol and WR Porter bond during WSU visit

GRANT PORTER WAS no stranger to Pullman entering his WSU official visit. However, he and new outside wide receivers coach Dave Nichol had just recently met, so getting to know each other was clearly important for the two. And this weekend, they had the opportunity to do just that, Porter told Cougfan.com on Sunday

Nichol, who was previously at East Carolina University, was officially named WSU’s new outside wide receivers coach on Dec. 24. And since the dead period ended earlier this month, he’s been seen all over Twitter accompanying Mike Leach and other WSU coaches on in-home visits.

This weekend, he and Porter, who committed to WSU over the summer, had the time to spend some quality time together to talk about the offense and much more, the future Coug said.

“They want to put me outside,” Porter said. “I have deep-route and deep-ball abilities, so that will be the best fit for me. I was talking to the new receivers coach (Nichol) about that. It was great to meet with him and talk about the offense. 

“Coach (Nichol) and I got to watch some film and we spoke about what he’s going to do differently this year. When we were going over the film, he said he wants to clean up some stuff. Guys running their routes could be more crisp. He wants guys to polish up some things and make it easier for us to be ready on game days.”

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During his official visit, Porter, a three-star receiver out of Upland, Calif., was hosted by WSU wide receiver Kaleb Fossum.

“He was a great host,” Porter said. “He basically told me I made a great decision to come to WSU and play in Leach’s offense. As a wide receiver, I can expect to catch a ton of balls.

“I also got the chance to meet with Coach Leach. We talked about his plans for the future and his book on Geronimo. He was really excited in telling me about how special our class is, too. This is his fourth year, so he’s bringing in the guys he wants to continue to build a team with. He wants us to get to a Rose Bowl.”

Porter added that there will be no team coming in late to prevent him from inking with WSU in early February.

“I’m ready to sign (with Washington State),” Porter said. “I’m excited to get things going.”

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