Gig Harbor OL Cody Kanouse has Washington State junior day visit, yoga on his mind

GIG HARBOR’s Cody Kanouse is headed to Washington State on April 2 for the Cougs’ junior day. At 6-7, 290-pounds and with a WSU offer in his pocket, the Peninsula High product was hard at work on his agility skills when CF.C touched base with him.

Kanouse has taken up yoga (“I love it.”) and was busy doing speed/agility drills (with the Peninsula wide receivers group) when CF.C touched base.  His increased lateral movement since his sophomore season helped land him the WSU offer.

“They really like my length. I use my length, get hold of people and put them on the ground. I’m aggressive.  I’ve progressed so much my sophomore season in moving laterally, being able to get to the second level and being able to get hold of guys,” said Kanouse.

Kanouse can dominate at times at the high school simply because of his size. But he knows everybody has size at the next level, hence the work he’s putting in now.

“I’m very nasty. I have attributes that not a lot of people have. People might see 6-7, 290 and think I (don’t move well) but I move great,” said Kanouse.

Kanouse has taken unofficial trips to WSU previously and developed relationships with area recruiter Eric Mele and o-line coach Clay McGuire, as well as starting right tackle Cole Madison.

“Coach McGuire has done a great job producing talented offensive linemen,” said Kanouse. “Joe Dahl was just at the NFL combine and Cole Madison is very talented as well…They’re becoming a very good offensive line program. Coach Mele is a very respectful man. I’m a little bit taller than him but he (casts) a huge shadow… great people, great to be around and very, very knowledgeable.”

Kanouse tabbed WSU as his leader, and the Cougs remain his lone offer. He remains open and doesn’t have a timetable for making his verbal commitment.  He said he’s hearing from UW, Oregon State, Cal, Arizona and UCLA, and plans on attending junior days at WSU, OSU, Cal, UW and Arizona. 

“They’re a great program,” Kanouse said of Washington State. “They have great facilities, their coaching staff are wonderful people… it’s a great environment.”

Kanouse wanted to also give a shout out to his father and coaches and Peninsula for helping in his development.

I’m just surrounded by great people,” Kanouse said.

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