The last time three junior college prospects arrived early in January to WSU was in the 2011 signing class, the year before Leach arrived (OL Rico Forbes, DE Ian Knight, OL Taylor Meighen).
Winston (5-11, 180) was named first team CCCAA All-America, it was announced Wednesday on twitter. He caught 71 passes this past season, leading the California Community College Athletic Association in receiving yards (1,171) receiving yards per game (106.5) and was second in TD receptions (12). He was named first team All-Bay-6. Over his two-year junior college career, he caught 133 passes for 2,157 yards with 24 TDs.
Valencia (6-5, 295) is the No. 3-rated junior college offensive lineman nationally on Scout.com, and the No. 18 JUCO prospect overall. Valencia, who is Winston’s teammate at CCSF, was also named first team All-Bay-6. The 4-star prospect and Winston become the fourth and fifth Cougars to come to Wazzu out of CCSF (QB Anthony Gordon, safety Robert Taylor and safety Shalom Luani).
Harper (6-1, 180) posted 25 tackles with two interceptions, including one returned for score, as a second-year sophomore. He helped lead Holmes to victory in the MACJC State Championship and Graphic Edge Bowl in 2016, with Holmes finishing the season ranked No. 7 nationally in the NJCAA. The All-MACJC honorable mention selection originally signed with Washington State in 2015. Cougar d-coordinator Alex Grinch, who had been recruiting Harper to Missouri before coming to WSU in January 2015, ran the recruiting point on Harper and then continued to keep in close contact throughout Harper’s JUCO career.
Winston and Harper have 3-to-play-2, Valencia is 2-for-2.
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