Does this mean Luke Falk, who announced he was returning to WSU on Wednesday, will have an old-but-new receiving target to throw to in Kyrin Priester: ? Here's a screen shot of Priester's updated Twitter bio:
CF.C reported back in early December that Priester returning to WSU was, while far from a done deal, a very real possibility. He would appear to have two years of eligibility remaining. Priester caught 34 passes and worked as a return specialist for the Cougs in 2015 but was suspended in July 2016, though he remained in school at WSU. Details were not disclosed on the suspension but CF.C learned at the time that Priester had been butting heads with WSU staff going back to 2015. Priester came to WSU from Clemson after he was dismissed for what coach Dabo Swinney called “an attitude that is not acceptable to our standards.”
Shortly after he left the program last summer, Priester according to police came to Shalom Luani's aid just before the 2016 season began. For more or INCYMI, click here.
WITH TWO KNOWN wide receiver commitments in its 2017 class, CF.C this week projected Washington State to sign 4-5 wideouts in its 2017 class. If Priester is returning, that still leaves plenty of room. As the official twitter account of WSU Cougar football noted on Tuesday, Wazzu targets its wide receivers early and often on Saturdays.
COUGAR O-LINE COACH Clay McGuire received a framed postseason honor recently on behalf of his unit. WSU was named a semifinalist for the 2016 Joe Moore Award, given annually to the most outstanding offensive line unit in college football. Washington State's o-line was one of 18 semifinalists among 128 FBS teams, with Iowa winning the award back in December.
Here's McGuire's tweet:
SEATTLE TIMES columnist Matt Calkins opined that the Apple Cup, now that Falk made it official Wednesday he was returning to Wazzu for his senior season, might be about to get a lot more competitive than it has been in recent years. Why?
Calkins says the 45-17 defeat last year was closer than it appears, Falk is a legitimate Pac-12 Player of the Year candidate and the Cougs return a lot of offensive firepower in '17. For the column, click here.
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