Will 3-star prospect Ben Moos joins pops at Washington State in 2017?

IT’S A QUESTION Cougar fans have been asking for some time now: Will Ben Moos join the man in charge of WSU athletics, dad Bill Moos, on campus next season? The younger Moos told CF.C he and the WSU coaches continue to strengthen their bond -- and he’ll be at every WSU home game in 2016. But what does this mean moving forward?

It means the Cougs are right in the hunt to land his services. The Pullman High standout, ranked three stars by Scout.com, holds offers from WSU, Arizona State, Utah, Louisville, Idaho and Nevada.

But since he was 14 years old, the Cougar coaches have been on him hard. 

“I love the staff,” Moos told CF.C. “They’ve been building a relationship with me since 8th grade when my dad brought them in. They’ve been great.”

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Moos is classified as a tight end by Scout.com, but is also a playmaker on the defensive line. Mike Leach’s Air Raid doesn’t traditionally feature a TE, though. So what does this mean for Moos?

“They originally offered me my freshman year to play rush, but when I met with them on Junior Day, they said they’ll bring me in and where I can contribute on either offense or defense,” Moos said. “Coach Leach told me he’s used tight ends at both Kentucky and Texas Tech and those guys went on to have NFL careers.

“I’ve been promoting myself as a tight end, but when it comes down to it, I’m ready to play wherever I can help out the team most.”

Moos, who is planning on taking all five official visits, including one to WSU, added that he’s not receiving any pressure from WSU's athletic director to verbally commit to the Cougs. 

“My dad has really been emphasizing that it’s my decision,” Moos said. “He wants me to have the best opportunities to flourish and right now he’s being more of a dad than an athletic director. It’s been great.”

Ben added that he’s high on the Cougs, though, and that he’ll be in the Martin stands every Saturday game day this season. 

“Oh man, the campus at WSU is beautiful and it’s something you can’t get anywhere else in the nation,” he said. “The rolling wheat fields are great.”

The 6-3, 240-pounder said he’s unsure of when he’ll be making his college decision, but that it will likely come at the end of his senior campaign.

“I want to take all of my visits first,” the younger Moos said. “My big thing isn’t necessarily facilities or anything like that. I just want to make sure I have a strong bond with the coaching staff. That’s what I’ll be looking at the most.”

Here are some more recruiting notes:

• According to his twitter account, former Washington State WR pledge Isaiah Hodgins will be taking an official visit to Oregon State on Sept. 24. Hodgins decommitted from WSU this summer, but said that he’s also planning on taking a visit to Pullman.

• Speaking of Oregon State, WSU defensive back verbal Charles Watson will be also tripping to Corvalis on Sept. 24 for an official visit. And Cougar  Tayari Venable told the Oregonian he too will also officially visit OSU on that same weekend.

• Late Monday night, the WSU coaches extended a scholarship offer to four-star 2018 defensive back Steve Stephens. The 6-0, 170-pounder also holds offers from ASU, Cal, Oklahoma, USC and others. 

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