WSU targets more beef on recruiting trail; Pair of Cougar assistants' in-home this week w/ Robert Valencia secures OL final official visit

WASHINGTON STATE has five known offensive line verbal commitments in its 2017 class but Mike Leach, as recruiting coordinator Dave Emerick has mentioned often over the years, is always looking to take 5-6 o-linemen every class if the talent is there. Could a sixth crimson pledge be coming WSU’s way after this weekend?

Cougar o-line coach Clay McGuire and area recruiter Jim Mastro were in the house Tuesday night of Robert Valencia (pictured above).  During the in-home, the two WSU assistant coaches secured the 6-6, 295-pounder's final official visit to the Palouse this weekend.

Valencia is reportedly at Utah today on an official visit.  He’ll arrive to Washington State on Friday.

And soon after his Wazzu trip comes to a close on Sunday, it’ll be decision time.

A mid-year transfer out of City College of San Francisco, Valencia plans to sign on the first day he can -- Dec. 14, next Wednesday. He’ll then enroll at a four-year school in January and be eligible to participate in winter conditioning and spring ball.

Valencia is thought to be choosing primary between WSU, Cal and Utah but he has additional offers from Oregon and Texas Tech and those schools could also be in play. 

Valencia has 2-to-play-2 and is rated three stars on

* WSU has five known o-line verbal commitments: Abraham Lucas, Alex Kuzmack, George Moore, Dontae Powell and Quazzel White. Powell, White and Lucas are Evergreen State products.

* INCYMI, here is our story on the eight known visitors this weekend.

* Washington State has a strong recruiting relationship with the CCSF head coach and staff. The Cougs have three former CCSF players on the roster: safeties Shalom Luani and Robert Taylor, and QB Anthony Gordon.

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