WSU 2017 recruiting class: Mapping out the final days

THE RECRUITING CONTACT PERIOD that began back on Jan. 12 is fast coming to an end, with quiet and dead periods to follow ahead of Signing Day on Feb. 1. Here’s how the timeline maps out for Washington State.

Contact Period: Ends Saturday
Final official visit weekend: Ends Sunday
Quiet Period: Sunday
First Midnight Maneuvers session: Sunday
Dead Period: Monday-Thursday
Signing Day: Wednesday

With the final recruiting visit weekend of the year at hand, it is thought all WSU coaches are back on campus for the visits.  Note: It is possible a coach could stay out on the recruiting trail through Saturday night, that's when the contact period ends, assuming WSU hasn’t already visited the prospect this week. The guess here though is that Mike Leach and the WSU assistant coaches will have likely made all their planned visits on the road, and are back in Pullman.

A one-day quiet period begins Sunday, which essentially means face-to-face contact with recruits is limited to the WSU campus. 

And oh by the way on Sunday, in case you missed it on CF.C last week, Midnight Maneuvers kick off at Washington State (see related story below).

Beginning Monday and running through Thursday is a dead period.  In the middle of that, on Wednesday, is Signing Day.

A dead period is a misnomer. Phone calls, direct messaging on social media, email and letters are all allowed during a dead period. A dead period essentially means no face-to-face contact, so no in-home or in-school visits nor official visits.

So even during the dead period on Monday-Tuesday, you can expect the WSU coaches to be in close contact with all the WSU verbal commits -- PLUS any additional recruits the Cougs are looking to close on.

On Wednesday, a recruit can fax in his signed Letter of Intent at 7 a.m. local time (where they live).  So for a recruit like Davontavean Martin (Louisiana) he could fax his in at 5 am Pacific. And Dallas Hobbs (Massachusetts) and Willie Taylor (Georgia) could fax theirs in at 4 am Pacific. 

One possible Letter of Intent to keep an eye out for on Wednesday, maybe, could be Zaire Webb’s. It’s still possible the Florida corner could enroll early this semester and therefore wouldn’t sign an LOI. That said, with each passing day and no official announcement from WSU that Webb has started classes, it could be getting to the point he could instead enroll in summer school (still early) along with the bulk of WSU’s signing class.

The first day of instruction for the spring semester began Jan. 9 at Washington State. Five Cougs are already enrolled and taking classes: cornerbacks Sean Harper and Isaiah Love, offensive lineman Robert Valencia and wide receivers Anthony White Jr. and Easop Winston

That quintet will get their first taste of Midnight Maneuvers on Sunday.

One other scheduling note: While Wednesday is when the vast majority of prospects sign, the signing period actually extends well beyond just one day, running Feb. 1 - April 1.

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Previewing final official visit weekend for Cougs 

WSU 2017 class commitments

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