USA Today loves Mike Leach’s in-state recruiting class, all five coming to Washington State to play on the lines

FIVE FUTURE COUGARS have been named All-USA Washington by USA Today. And all five will come to Washington State with something in common.

The quintet of future Cougars on USA Today’s All-USA team are ticketed to play in the trenches, on the offensive or defensive lines at Wazzu.

First team All-USA Washington USA Today:
Second team All-USA Washington USA Today:
Four of the five -- Sanders, Tryon, White and Abraham -- are from Western Washington, the recruiting territory of Cougar special teams coach Eric Mele.  Powell is from Eastern Washington, where outside receivers coach Dave Dave Nichol runs the point for Wazzu.

The three o-linemen average 6-5, 288 pounds.  On defense, both Sanders and Tryon are a pair of long, 6-5, 235-pounders.

The group averages 3.2 stars in's recruiting rankings.  Powell is rated 4 stars while Abraham, Sanders, Tryon and White are all rated 3 stars.

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