WSU recruiting: Consider growing Wazzu-Florida pipeline, as CFC talks to newest FL offeree of the Cougs with 25-plus rides

ANOTHER FLORIDA RECEIVER eyeing a move to the Palouse? Just recently, Washington State sent out yet another offer to a Sunshine State product, who holds 25-plus tenders. The 5-9 speedster told he’s a huge fan of Mike Leach and the Air Raid and that he’s already planning his official visit to WSU.

On Friday, WSU assistant JaMarcus Shephard reached out to Tampa's Travell Harris, telling him he had a WSU offer. And for Harris, it meant a lot.

‘I’m up to 26 offers now, but that was my first Pac-12 one, so it’s definitely huge for me,” Harris told CF.C on Monday night. “Coach Shephard said he liked my highlight and film. He said he liked my quickness, elusiveness and ability to make plays. I can also return punts and kicks on special teams.”

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The 5-9, 180-pound slot receiver holds rides from a variety of Power 5 and Group 5 schools, including Purdue, Missouri, South Florida, Colorado State, Western Kentucky and more. Already this season, he has hauled in 15 touchdowns for Jesuit High.

“I’m not sure of where I’ll be taking all of my visits to, but I know Washington State will be getting one (official),” Harris said. “I’ll probably take that trip sometime in January. I like the way Washington State uses its receivers and how they run the offense.

“They’re throwing a lot and winning a lot of games. That’s major. I want to get away from home as well and experience something different. I want to have a good football career and a good academic career. Maybe WSU could provide that for me.”

On the roster, the Cougars have Florida natives Isaiah Johnson-Mack, Tavares Martin, Keith Harrington and Paris Taylor. Future Cougars Anthony White Jr. (Miami) and Zaire Webb (Neptune Beach) have also given WSU their pledges for the 2017 class.

“I like how they’re trying to build that pipeline and get kids from down here,” Harris said. “Today (Tuesday), they offered my best friend Jermaine Eskridge and he’s a 2018 player. They’re looking to bring speed into the program and that’s what I bring to the table.”

Harris said he’s hoping to make his college decision around early December, but nothing has been set in stone.

Here are more recruiting notes for you:

• As mentioned above, the Cougs indeed offered Jermaine Eskridge on Monday morning. The 6-3, 185-pound wide receiver is ranked four stars and the No. 19 WR in the country by Overall, Scout lists him as the No. 112 prospect for his class.

• Last Thursday, Californian offensive tackle/defensive tackle Nick Ford was offered by WSU. It was unclear which side of the ball WSU offered the 6-6, 270-pounder. The three-star prospect holds offers from WSU, Oregon State, Arizona, BYU, Utah and others.

• Oregon State running back commit Isaiah Miller landed his crimson tender last Wednesday. Out of Baldin, Fla., Miller committed to OSU in June.

• In case you missed it, the Cougars offered Arizona DT commit Austin Faoliu last week. Faoliu, good friends with current WSU LB verbal Faavae Faavae, told CF.C that he’s got high interest in WSU and will be taking an official visit to Pullman this winter.

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