Recruiting: Crunch time for 5 WSU targets

THERE ARE STILL FIVE KNOWN prospects contemplating a pledge to Washington State headed into the final weekend before Wednesday's Signing Day.

ATH Tayler Hawkins (6-0, 180) 

Deciding between WSU and San Diego State.  

He could play safety, corner or receiver at the next level, picking up offers this recruiting cycle from WSU, Colorado, Arizona State, Washington and others, according to

The buzz: Stay close to home and just two hours away? Or go play at a Power 5 and Pac-12 school in WSU?  Decisions, decisions. analyst Greg Biggins thought a crimson decision might have been coming this week during WSU's in-home. That none did might indicate Hawkins is torn about the prospects of leaving home for college.  He tweeted this out Thursday:

OL Frederick Mauigoa (6-4, 302)

Deciding between WSU and Oregon State.

American Samoa's No. 1 recruit this cycle, Mauigoa told CF.C he loved everything about WSU this past weekend while on his trip to WSU, saying he thought he would end up on the Palouse when it's all said and done.

The buzz: But Mauigoa is on a trip this weekend to his other finalist, Oregon State. And an official visit can change things. Will Mauigoa make the call shortly after his final trip, say Monday? Or will this one go all the way until Wednesday's LOI Day?

DE Curtis Weaver (6-2, 245) 

Deciding between WSU and Boise State.

Ranked the No. 13 d-end prospect out West, Weaver pulled in an eclectic group of double-digit offers this cycle from the likes of WSU, BSU, Wisconsin, Duke, Boston College and others.

The buzz: Weaver offered no hints on which way he was leaning in a brief friday afternoon conversation with CF.C but said he will wait to make his decision known on Signing Day.

RB/ATH Zion Echols (5-8, 175)

Deciding between Cal and WSU.

Echols said he would make a decision by the end of this week after his final home visits, so a decision could come at any time. It's also not uncommon for prospects to push back self-imposed deadlines for making their pledge.

The buzz: Indications since his visit last weekend to Cal are that Echols is leaning towards the in-state school, whom he originally committed to back in May.

DT Wayne Kirby (6-3, 302)

Deciding between WSU, Oregon, Utah and BYU.

Kirby has said he keeps going back and forth on which school he's leaning towards.

The buzz: Most indications, though, are he's looking strongest at Oregon.  The one-time BYU commit is wrapping up a visit to BYU today, and then heading right into a final official visit with Utah.

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