Earlier this month, Calabasas, Calif., signal caller Tristan Gebbia made it known via Twitter that of the schools recruiting him, five stood out from the rest.
For the Scout 300 member, those schools (in no particular order) were Ole Miss, West Virginia, Washington, Nebraska and Washington State.
Gebbia, ranked the No. 15 QB in the country and No. 1 in California, told CF.C why the Cougars made the list.
“They (Washington State) are in my top five because there’s a real family feel and I feel like it could be home,” Gebbia said. “He (Mike Leach) has told me I could be a perfect fit for their offense and they’re excited about me.”
Gebbia, who checks in at 6-3, 180-pounds, is taking unofficials to West Virginia and Ole Miss this week.
Will he be taking a trip up to Washington State to catch a spring practice, though?
That’s the plan, he said.
“In the next month,” Gebbia said. “I’m planning on seeing them very soon.”
WSU's spring drills kick off March 24.
Gebbia plans to make his verbal commitment by the summer.
Elsewhere on the recruiting front, the WSU coaches continue to be busy out on the recruiting front extending scholarship offers. Here’s some notable tenders that have been delivered:
• Running back C.J. Verdell picked up his WSU offer last Friday. The 5-9, 195-pounder also holds offers from Boston College, Idaho and Montana State.
• The Cougs also offered totuted offensive tackle Popo Aumavae on Friday. The 6-4, 305-pounder holds early offers from WSU, UCLA, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Washington and many others.
• Last Thursday, WSU offered thee-star defensive end Jon Van Diest. The three-star prospect holds offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Nebraska and WSU.
• As mentioned above, Garbers received a new offer from WSU. The signal caller picked up his crimson scholarship last Thursday. He also holds offers from Boise State and Boston College.