Oregon OL visits WSU, is a second trip to the Palouse coming soon?

THREE-STAR OFFENSIVE LINE prospect Cody Shear out of Eugene unofficially visited Washington State not long ago. Another trip out to the Palouse may be coming soon.

The Sheldon High product had high praise for WSU and the coaching staff, calling them “top notch.”

“It was great -- it’s a great town and the facilities are amazing,” said Shear.

Shear (6-4, 285) said Washington State likes how well he moves for his size. Area recruiter Eric Mele is running the point for the Cougars.

“WSU liked my athleticism, they really emphasized my quickness and being able to pull and go downfield. They liked the way that I finished plays and blocks. The thing they kept going back to was my speed, quickness and athleticism for a player my size,” said Shear.

Shear has double-digit offers with WSU and Arizona representing the Pac-12. He said he wasn’t a great player coming out of middle school and wanted to be sure to mention his coaches at Sheldon.

“I’m not just saying this, I honestly think I play for the best coaches in the state of Oregon and they’re the reason I’ve got to where I am today,” said Shear.

Shear also had high praise for the other colleges he’s recently visited in addition to Washington State (Arizona, Nevada, Boise State) over the last couple months – and particularly Arizona. 

He’s also hearing more from ASU and BYU and thinks they along with BSU could be ready to offer after coaches from those schools trip down to Eugene during the May Evaluation period.

Shear said he plans on cutting his list down to 3-5 schools over the next month or two and then hitting the road again to spend more time with the coaching staffs and o-line coaches.

“One of the big thing to me is to see how the players interact with the coaches, see how much of a bond and relationship they have, that’s a pretty big deal… how the team clicks,” said Shear.

When asked about his timetable, Shear said he’s looking at a late summer verbal commitment.

“I’d like to hopefully commit before my high school season. That said it’s obviously a pretty big decision so I’m not going to push anything,” said Shear.

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