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Cougar 3-star OL verbal to Pac-12 school: No thanks

IN THIS ERA of last minute recruiting flips and prospects holding onto as many options as they can, for as long as they can, some refreshing news on one of Washington State’s 3-star offensive line commitments.

A Pac-12 school tried very hard to get OL verbal Christian Haangana to trip their way this weekend, a prep source tells CF.C.

Coaches from the Pac-12 school (the source declined to identify which one) showed up en masse at Milpitas High this week to convince Haangana, a 6-6, 347-pounder, to take an official visit this weekend.

Haangana declined to even meet with the coaches or to hear their pitch, said the source.

Who said offensive linemen can't make a sack?

Haangana, who is expected to sign WSU a week from Wednesday, was the most valuable lineman in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (De Anza Division) this past season and helped Milpitas advance to the Central Coast Section Open Division I final.

Haangana, who already benches 400 pounds, has been recruited by Washington State since he was a sophomore. He verballed to WSU back in November with area recruiter Jim Mastro running the point for the Coug and with WSU defensive assistant David Lose also playing a role.

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