Indeed, it was one heck of a trip to the Palouse for the Walnut Creek, Calif., product, who was at WSU late last week for a one-day visit.
“I loved everything about my trip,” Hodgins said. “I liked how it was a college town. There, the whole town is behind the school and the program. I loved the coaches, players and the facilities. It was all great.”
Currently, the three-star receiver, ranked the No. 94 WR in the country, holds offers from WSU, Boise State, Oregon State, Purdue, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington, Colorado and a few others.
And in less than three weeks, he’ll make his collegiate destination, which also falls on the same day of the WSU Spring Game.
With the Cougars, it was clear that during his unofficial visit that the staff made it known that Hodgins is a top priority for the staff this cycle.
“I got the chance to meet with Mike Leach and we had a good talk about how I could fit in the program,” Hodgins said. “He wants me to join the class and wear the crimson and gray. He kept saying how he’d love to be able to coach me.”
As a junior last season, the touted prospect put up huge numbers, catching 94 balls for 1,483 yards and 23 touchdowns. As you might imagine, the Air Raid offense is something that has him thinking of a possible future in Pullman.
“I definitely like how they’re the No. 1 passing offense in America,” Hodgins said. “It’s a wide receiver’s dream. When I was watching practice and saw how many times they were throwing the ball, it was awesome.”
This included watching Gabe Marks do work during one-on-one drills, which Hodgins posted on his Twitter account.
With his decision less than three weeks away, Hodgins said it’s now time to sit down and think about which school is the best fit for him. In addition to WSU, he also took visits to Boise State and Oregon last week. He had previously taken trips to Nevada, Oregon State and Washington.
“I’m still kind of deciding everything,” he said. “I have some top schools in mind, but I’ve still got to think about this.”