Movement aplenty on WSU commit list as Signing Day now less than 10 days away

THE FINAL DAYS and weeks of the recruiting year have historically been a burr in the saddle for Cougar fans. The crimson question on the CF.C message boards this January is the same as in years past: 'Why don't more recruits realize they're getting a late offer because that school missed out on the guys they offered before him? Why don't recruits see that in some cases schools are offering their last choice at his position?'

But that hasn't stopped recruits from flipping or decommitting in the past, nor this year. Four former WSU commits have either flipped or decommited following a rush of new interest from other schools in January, the latest being Quazzel White (pictured above) yesterday.  The WSU commit list on CF.C has seen five new names added since January 1.

TCU put an offer on the table Jan. 15 for White and the Tacoma OL announced his decommitment on Twitter one week later. The other three WSU decommits this month: DE B.J. Thompson (opened his recruitment back up after offers from Utah and Baylor); Renton's Joe Tryon who flipped to UW; and DE Aisa Kelemete, who flipped back to BSU, citing Joe Salave'a's departure to Oregon.

But Everett OL Abraham Lucas might be going in a different direction.

Cal offered Lucas recently after its coaching change and Lucas told CF.C last week he might extend his stay at the Blue and Grey all-star game this weekend in order to take an official to Cal. But Lucas instead came back home to Everett, tweeted out a Sunday night photo of him hosting Mike Leach and the WSU coaches.
WSU also landed two known commitments this weekend in DE Dallas Hobbs, who flipped from Connecticut, and WR Davontavean Martin.

WASHINGTON STATE has 22 known commitments in its 2017 class, including 2016 holdover CB Isaiah Love -- and room for 26.  So lots more to come between now and Signing Day on Feb. 1.

It should also be repeated: five from Washington State's 2017 class won't be going anywhere else.  OL Robert Valencia, WR Easop Winston, CB Sean Harper, WR Anthony White Jr., and Love have begun classes at WSU - they're in.

But are still more verbal pledges on the WSU commit list hearing from other schools? Almost certainly.  With less than 10 days to go before Signing Day, every school is trying to fill out its final remaining spots plus hold onto the commits they have, WSU included.

Stay tuned.

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