They sent how many?
That might be your reaction when finding out that the WSU coaches sent Garbers, a quarterback out of Newport Beach, Calif., 113 recruiting letters on Monday.
“I was amazed,” Garbers told CF.C on Tuesday morning.
Garbers is rated three stars by Scout.com and the No. 32 signal caller in the country. Thus far, he has racked up offers from WSU, Arizona State, Boise State, Boston College, Wake Forest and a handful of others.
However, the Cougars have shown they’re making him a priorty, which was certainly showcased with the massive amount of mail they sent him yesterday.
“I looked in my mailbox and I was like, 'No freaking way,’” Garbers said. “I took it all inside to my mom and she was like, ‘Oh my goodness.’ Then when my dad came home, he was like, ‘This is awesome, they really know what they're doing.’”
On April 5, Garbers will be taking his first visit to the Palouse to check out the WSU campus and meet with the coaching staff.
Elsewhere in WSU recruiting, another prospect who will visit the Palouse next month is Richland offensive guard Brock Wellsfry. The 6-6, 295-pounder landed his first offer from Oregon State recently and told CF.C he’s hoping he gets his crimson tender while in Pullman on April 2.
“They’ve been on me for a while now,” Wellsfry told CF.C on Monday night. “They invited me to the Arizona game this year and the Colorado one. I went to both and it was awesome. It was so nice to see the weight room and the facilities.
“I’m going to the Jr. Day and I’m really excited for it. It’ll be a good day. I just did my first Jr. Day at Oregon State and they were my first offer. I hadn’t really talked with them that much, but then I went over there and they offered. It’d be great if that happens at WSU.”
In addition to WSU, others schools recruiting the in-state hoss include Boise State, Montana, Washington and Oregon. Most schools like him as a tackle, while WSU has told him they see him on the interior as a guard. Wellsfry’s area recruiter is Eric Mele, who invited him to the Jr. Day.
“Coaches have told me that I’m a big dude, who can hit and move around well on the field,” Wellsfry said. “Everyone tells me I have really good feet. I’d say that’s definitely my greatest strength.”
Here’s some more recruiting activity to get caught up on:
• Late last week, WSU extended a scholarship offer to Hawaiian cornerback Kekaula Kaniho. The 5-11, 170-pounder also holds offers from Vanderbilt, Hawaii and Colorado.
• The Cougs also hit Las Vegas last week, offering four-star Bishop Gorman cornerback Alex Perry. The 5-10, 170-pounder has also been offered by Arizona State, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Utah, Washington and others.
• WSU’s lone known commitment for the class of 2017 is defensive back Tayari Venable. In a recent interview with Scout’s Greg Biggins, the future Coug said he remains committed to WSU, but will take visits. To read the full update from Biggins, head here.