Still 2 possible WSU additions to keep eye on

THE COUGARS might appear to be done with their 2016 class after taking the maximum 25. But as far as new additions before the 2016 football season go, no, Washington State might not be finished just yet.

LB Sitiveni Tamaivena (6-1, 230) and OL Logan Tuley-Tillman (6-7, 295) might still suit up in crimson out on the Palouse later this summer.

Mike Leach said after Signing Day the Cougs may still add a player or two before the season.  How the scholarship math works isn't entirely clear. With WSU announcing 25 new Cougars on Wednesday, it is thought Washington State would need to count any additional initial counters who are put on scholie toward the 2017 numbers.

Sitiveni is the twin brother of Suliasi Tamaivena, who signed with WSU on Wednesday. They prepped at Kirkland’s Juanita High. Their junior college position coach at Mt. San Antonio told the Seattle Times this week if Sitiveni gets his academics squared away, he’ll join his brother on scholie at WSU before the season.

Tuley-Tillman has said he’ll graduate in May from Michigan, opening up the door for him to transfer without having to sit out a year.

Tuley-Tillman verbally committed to WSU in January.  But he continued to take trips and later told CF.C he would not conduct any more interviews until he graduated. He also tweeted out, “I respectfully that the media plz stop contacting my family& I. I am going to play football wherever my mom wants to move and live at. Thanks.”

Tuley-Tillman was dismissed from the Michigan program on Sept. 10. He was later charged with three felonies and has pleaded not guilty. The Detroit Free Press reported his pretrial hearing is scheduled for Monday.

The  Tamaivena brothers have three-to-play-two.  Tuley-Tillman has two-to-play-two. 

Sitiveni Tamaivena’s reel from Mt. San Antonio’s bowl game win over Golden West:


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