Washington State fall camp: Notable roster notes

BACK WHEN Mike Leach and running backs coach Jim Mastro arrived to Washington State ahead of the 2012 season, the average weight of the Cougar running backs was 171 pounds. The four scholie running backs on the Cougar depth chart heading into the 2016 campaign now average 206 pounds - a whopping 35-pound increase.

Gerard Wicks checks in at 6-0, 227 pounds, with Jamal Morrow at 5-9, 201 pounds.  Keith Harrington is listed at 5-8, 195 and James Williams checks in at 5-11, 199 pounds. Through the first two days of camp, Wicks and Morrow have been running with the 1's, with Harrington and Williams on the second team.  (True freshman Romello Harris [5-9, 182] is expected to redshirt this season).

With so many practice nuggets from CF.C's Skyler Cracraft plus video interviews, as well as the late Friday release of the official fall camp roster, just in case you might have missed some roster notes ...

THERE ARE only 12 scholarship seniors (fourth- and fifth-year) on the roster and 15 total including walk ons.

COUGAR PLAYERS showing notable weight gains include:

DE Nick Begg put on 14 pounds, up to 260.
CB Treshon Broughton added 11 pounds, up to 185.
P Zach Charme added 13 pounds, up to 201.
DL Taylor Comfort added 22 pounds, up to 270.
LB Isaac Dotson added 10 pounds, up to 224.
QB Luke Falk added 11 pounds, up to 216.
DE Kingston Fernandez gained 11 pounds, up to 271.
Rush Dylan Hanser added 10 pounds, up to 240.
QB Tyler Hilinski added 15 pounds, up to 206.
WR Robert Lewis gained 13 pounds, up to 165.
Safety Shalom Luani added seven pounds, up to 203.
OL Cole Madison added 13 pounds, up to 318.
DE Hercules Mata'afa added 12 pounds, up to 255.
RB Jamal Morrow added 10 pounds, up to 201.
OL Drew Norvell added 13 pounds, up to 307.
Rush Nnamdi Oguayo added nine pounds, up to 227.
OL B.J. Salmonson added 15 pounds, up to 296.
CB Deion Singleton added eight pounds, up to 192.
RB Madigan Taulelei added eight pounds, up to 215.
LB Paris Taylor added eight pounds, up to 223.
DB Charleston White added eight pounds, up to 203.

THOSE WHO trimmed up a bit include:

DT Daniel Ekuale dropped six pounds to 290.
LB Frankie Luvu dropped nine pounds, down to 230.
OL Eduardo Middleton dropped seven pounds, down to 316.
Rush Logan Tago dropped five pounds, down to 235.

THE PROJECTED STARTING FIVE on the offensive line -- LT Andre Dillard, LG Cody O'Connell, C Riley Sorenson, RG Eduardo Middleton and RT Cole Madison -- average 327 pounds.

Dillard, at 295 pounds, is the only one listed under 300.  O'Connell is 354 pounds while Sorenson checks in at 330 pounds.  Middleton weighs 316 pounds while Madison is at 318 pounds.

NEW WALK ONS previously unreported who are now on the roster include:

LB Alofagia (Ben) Faalavaau (5-11, 243) out of Foss High in Tacoma.
Curtis Russell (5-11, 155) out of Graham-Kapowsin High.

THERE WERE NO surprise departures revealed with Friday's release of the official fall camp roster, with Kyrin Priester, Suli Hameed, Chandler Leniu and Peyton Bender all previously reported.

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