WSU Recruiting Round Up: Finding more local beef and other notes

WASHINGTON STATE, which already holds verbal commitments from three of the Pacific Northwest’s top-rated offensive linemen, is looking to make it four. Tacoma’s Quazzel White, the No. 36-rated guard prospect in the nation, tweeted today that the Cougars have extended him a scholarship offer.

The news isn’t unexpected. Scout analyst Brandon Huffman predicted the other day that with WSU’s coaching staff on the recruiting trail during this bye week that an offer would be extended to the 6-4, 300 pound Lincoln High product who has a reputation for great feet, a big motor and a bit of nasty.

In addition to WSU, White — who is rated 3 stars by Scoutcom — holds offers from San Diego State, Hawaii, Colorado State and a host of others.

If he casts his lot with WSU, it will bring to four the number of touted local offensive linemen verbally committing to the Cougars for the 2017 cycle. Already in the fold are:

Dontae Powell (6-6, 300/Richland), the No. 6-rated offensive tackle prospect in the West and No. 35 nationally.

Abraham Lucas (6-8, 260/Archbishop Murphy,Everett), the No. 18-rated OT in the West and No. 108 in the nation.

Alec Kuzmack (6-5, 285/Eagle, Idaho), the No. 15 offensive tackle in the West and No. 93 nationally.

The Cougars also have a verbal pledge from junior college offensive tackle George Moore (6-6, 315) out of the College of San Mataeo.

In addition, the Cougars have long had an offer out to 6-7, 290-pound Gig Harbor offensive tackle Cody Kanouse.

IN OTHER NEWS ON THE CRIMSON recruiting front, Scoutcom analyst Corey Bender caught up with WSU receiver verbal Anthony White, who is rated the No. 5 “athlete” in Florida in this recruiting cycle. He loves how much the Cougars throw the ball and says he’s staying close to two member of the coaching staff. But that doesn’t mean he won’t take other official visits. Here’s the link.

THE MOM OF RUNNING BACK CYRUS HABIBI-LIKIO tells Stefanie Loh of the Seattle Times that her son’s stated reason for decommitting from WSU this week, just days after pledging his loyalty to the crimson in a CF.C interview, is in fact why he re-opened his recruitment: he didn’t feel morally right to be looking at other schools such as Utah while being verbally committed.

Contrary to speculation among fans, the recent news about WSU athletes and their run-ins with Pullman Police, didn’t influence his decision, she said. Here’s a link to the story.

The Complete List: WSU’S 2017 VERBAL COMMITMENTS

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