Pair of 3-star WR targets with Cougar offers are primed for WSU visits this weekend

WHEN WSU HOSTS its group of official visitors this weekend, two receiver prospects in particular are going to be ones to watch. Both Isaac Zico and Travell Harris have the Cougars as finalists and their experiences in Pullman this weekend could make the difference. Plus, there's more on a Wazzu target who is no longer committed to another Pac-12 school, and a future Cougar who is no longer pledged to WSU.

For Harris, Friday can’t come soon enough.

The inside receiver, who holds 29 scholarship offers, will arrive to the Palouse to see if he wants to call Pullman his new home. First, though, he’ll get a preview of that trip on Wednesday night.

“I’m hosting Coach Derek Sage for an in-home visit,” Harris said. “I’m talking to the coaches every day. Coach Sage and Coach (Mike) Leach have been telling me that they can’t wait for me to get up there and check everything out.”

And seeing everything in person is something Harris can’t wait to do, especially the facilities. But while in the Football Operations Building, Harris said he also has one room in particular he wants to spend time in.

“I can’t wait to sit down with Coach Sage in the film room,” he said. “I want to see how WSU is going to use me in certain packages. He has been recruiting me hard since he was at Toledo letting me know how great of a receiver he thinks I am. Now that he’s at WSU, it’ll be nice to go over the offense with him.”

Harris, who took his official visit to Arizona last week, said he does not have any leaders at this time and is taking his recruiting in stride. He is planning on making his decision on National Signing Day.

ANOTHER WR PROSPECT ready to land in Pullman this weekend is Zico. The JUCO receiver will also arrive to WSU on Friday and told CF.C on Tuesday night that he’s been looking forward to this trip for a while. 

“We’ve been in contact basically every day,” Zico said. “I’ve been talking a lot with Coach (Dave) Nichol. He wants me to come be a Coug. He’s telling me that Gabe Marks caught a bunch of balls in the Air Raid and he basically guaranteed I could do the same if I went there.”

Zico enters this weekend’s official visit with WSU firmly in his top five. His finalists are WSU, Purdue, West Virginia, Florida Atlantic and Western Kentucky.

“I like Washington State a lot,” he said. “I know If I went there I could get the ball. The possibility of playing in that offense excites me.”

The 6-2, 200-pounder took his official to Purdue last weekend and will head to West Virginia next weekend. 

“I’m hoping that once I get to WSU, I get the gut feeling that it’s where I want to be,” Zico said. “Hopefully I’ll get that feeling and have a good weekend with the coaches and players.”

“The coaches like my speed a lot. There’s a possibility I could play either inside or outside, but I know they want me to start at the “Z.”

Zico will have three years to play two. Will that time be spent at WSU? We’ll find out soon enough.


* On Tuesday, CF.C readers were updated on Michael Onyemaobi, a Cal commit who hosted the WSU coaches for an in-home visit. Well, as of Wednesday, the 3-star prospect is no longer committed to the Golden Bears. Onyemaobi will take a visit to Nebraska this weekend. Could it be a WSU/Nebraska battle for him?

* Late Wednesday afternoon, B.J. Thompson decommitted from WSU.  The RUSH/DE out of Arkansas told CF.C on Monday Utah, Baylor and Florida State were all on his official visit plans with the first two having offered. Area recruiter Roy Manning was to visit Thompson this week, Thompson told CF.C.

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