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JUST AS DAVE EMERICK, Washington State’s recruiting coordinator, was in an exclusive lunchtime chat with CF.C members, the big news of the day came crashing in: 4-star WR Jamire Calvin announced he had signed with the Cougs.

DE Dallas Hobbs was the first to sign, and Mike Leach's presser on the Cougs' signing class is scheduled for 2 pm. Calvin's announcement came at 12:15 p.m.

Below you'll see the list and bio of every student-athlete known to be part of WSU's 2017 class. As the LOIs come in, we’ll place a check mark next to their name so you know who is in.  And if there are any breaking news events, such as a commit climbing on board who was not listed as the day begun, we’ll bring that to you too and paste them right at the top - and there have been two - a 4-star WR from Los Angeles and a 3-star Florida wideout. 

WSU 2017 SIGNING CLASS

Jamire Calvin, 4-star WR, Los Angeles, committed 2/1/17
CHOSE WSU OVER Nebraska, Alabama, Washington, ASU, Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Utah, Notre Dame, Penn State, Tennessee and others
Calvin racked up 86 passes for 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior at Cathedral High. The 5-10, 160-pounder was named Co-MVP of the Angelus League, All-USA California by USA Today and was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Game last month. He is a member of the Scout.com 300 (No. 259 regardless of position) and ranked the No. 7 wide receiver prospect in the West and No. 35 nationally by Scout.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nngKaXpwIkI

Travell Harris, 3-star WR, Tampa, FL, committed 2/1/17
CHOSE WSU OVER Arizona, Missouri, Purdue, South Florida, Florida Atlantic and others
He finished his senior campaign with 1,421 all-purpose yards, 17 touchdowns, including four punt returns and two kickoff returns for score. Defensively he logged 41 tackles, three interceptions, seven pass deflections and three forced fumbles. Classified as ATH on Scout.com, he'll line up at wide receiver for Washington State. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO4p1nlvenA

Dallas Hobbs, 2-star DE, Deerfield, MA, committed 1/22/17
CHOSE WSU OVER Connecticut, Fordham, Holy Cross
The 6-foot-6, 240-pound defensive end made a connection with new inside wide receiver coach Derek Sage when Sage coached at Toledo. That relationship was turned into a commitment to the Cougars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNlEsgRHRBg

Connor Neville, 4-star QB, Wilsonville, OR, committed 4/2/16
CHOSE WSU OVER Boise State, Hawaii
Named to the Oregonian 5A All-State second team and participated in the Polynesian Bowl. He completed 172 of 289 passes with 35 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Also rushed for an additional seven scores. He is ranked the No. 8 quarterback in the West and No. 22 QB nationally. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdEINNfJFPA

Dontae Powell, 4-star OT, Richland, WA, committed 4/2/16
CHOSE WSU OVER Colorado State, Boise State, late interest from Oregon and Utah
He is the ranked No. 6 offensive tackle in the West and No. 33 nationally. Powell was named first team All-USA Washington by USA Today and first team All-Mid-Columbia Conference. He helped power Richland to an undefeated regular season and the 4A state title game.

Davontavean Martin, 2-star WR, Houma, LA, committed 1/22/17
CHOSE WSU OVER East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, UTSA, Toledo, Tulane, Virginia, Wake Forest
Martin is a big target at 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, and was going to wait until Signing Day to make his decision, but opted to commit to the Cougs after his official visit earlier this month. Martin had 751 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, along with rushing for nearly 500 yards and five touchdowns. He also spent some time at quarterback, throwing for just under 400 yards and four touchdowns. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EzSMLmOZjc

Willie Taylor, 2-star LB, Cochran, GA, committed 1/24/17
CHOSE WSU OVER Mercer, Stetson and late interest from Ole Miss and Troy
Taylor did a little bit of everything for his high school team. He played wide receiver, was an all-region safety as well as lining up as an outside linebacker. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound recruit projects to play linebacker for the Cougars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-XH09993zk

Jonathan Nathaniel, 3-star OT, Chandler, AZ, committed 1/28/17
CHOSE WSU OVER Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada and others
The 6-5, 250-pounder is rated the No. 67 o-tackle in the land and the No. 2 OT in Arizona. As a senior he was named 6A All-State First Team, 6A All-Arizona Second Team by AZCentral.com and selected to play in the Blue-Grey High School All-American Game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXUIxBpsnMM

George Hicks, 3-star CB, San Bernardino, CA, committed 6/22/16
CHOSE WSU OVER Boise State, Fresno State, Hawaii, San Diego State, Wyoming and more
A San Bernardino Sun All-State selection. He had 26 tackles with 10 pass break ups his senior year, and an interception. He is rated the No. 16 cornerback prospect in California. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl-_uQ_Ixo4

Alec Kuzmack, 3-star OT, Eagle, ID, committed 7/11/16
CHOSE WSU OVER Boise State, Colorado State
A Viking at heart – his mother hails from Iceland – the 6-foot-5, 295-pound tackle is the top tackle from the state of Idaho and makes the short trek to Washington State. He is an Idaho Statesman All-State first team selection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2SXvsSXHRY

Abraham Lucas, 3-star OT, Everett, WA, committed 8/3/16
CHOSE WSU OVER Cal, Idaho, Oregon State, Wyoming
He is the No. 3 offensive tackle in the state of Washington and a Seattle Times All-State and second team All-USA Washington USA Today selection. He checks in at 6-foot-8, 260 pounds and also plays basketball, where he averages 17.4 points per game, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc1yi8eitzk

Kelle Sanders, 3-star DE, Lacey, WA, committed 8/13/16
CHOSE WSU OVER Utah, Missouri, Eastern Washington, Wyoming
He had 21 tackles with four tackles for loss his senior year. He was also the team’s quarterback, throwing for 1,298 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was named first team All-USA Washington by USA Today.

Damion Lee, 3-star ATH, Palm Springs, CA, committed 10/6/16
CHOSE WSU OVER BYU and others
Ranked the No. 8 California ATH in the class and he projects at safety/nickel for the Cougars. Lee is a three-sport standout, also playing basketball and track, and was a member of CIF championship team in 2014. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoSR-LjdQWU

Faavae Faavae, 3-star LB, Santa Ana, CA, committed 10/21/16
CHOSE WSU OVER ASU, Colorado, Boise State, Louisville and others
Faavae comes from the talent-rich Mater Dei High and is ranked the No. 6 outside linebacker in the West. He tore his ACL in a preseason scrimmage and sat out the season but was pegged as the sleeper of the WSU class by Scout.com national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KKkeyHPxBE

Josh Talbott, 3-star safety, Long Beach, CA, committed 11/15/16
CHOSE WSU OVER Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, UCLA, Florida, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and others
The safety tallied 35 tackles, 2 interceptions and 2 tackles for loss as a senior. The 6-foot, 175-pounder is the No. 46 safety prospect in the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXudYBec43M

Preston Hendry, 3-star DE, Orange Coast College, committed 11/21/16
CHOSE WSU OVER ASU, Baylor,  Kansas State, Syracuse and others
He’s ranked the No. 58 junior college recruit nationally regardless of position and stands at 6-foot-5, 235 pounds. He has 3-to-play-2 at Washington State and notched 30 tackles, six tackles for loss and three sacks in 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRsoRr3kKY0

Cole Dubots, 3-star LB, Murrieta, CA, committed 12/10/16
CHOSE WSU OVER Oregon State, Utah Sate and others
Dubots is listed as a running back, but the Cougars plan to use him defensively as a linebacker due to his speed. Dubots led his high school team in rushing with 635 yards and 3 touchdowns. In a limited role defensively, he had two tackles for loss and a sack.  Last spring, Dubots posted a 10.44 in the 100-meter dash, and a 21.19 in the 200 meters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l02Ul7BmyXo

Caleb Perry, 3-star RB, Seattle, WA, committed 1/5/17
CHOSE WSU OVER Cincinnati, Missouri
Perry is a shifty back who stands at 5-foot-9, 170 pounds. He rushed for over 1,100 yards in 2016 and catches the ball well out of the backfield. He is rated the top running back in Washington and No. 20 in the West. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZYBklfJheA

Christian Mejia, 3-star DE, Kailua, HI, committed 1/13/17
CHOSE WSU OVER Hawaii, Vanderbilt
The defensive lineman was named first-team All-State the past two years. Standing at 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, Mejia is the No. 139 defensive end in the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hPrnjNWhDI

Dominick Silvels, 3-star ATH, San Diego, CA, committed 1/17/17
CHOSE WSU OVER Nevada, San Jose State, Utah State and others
Silvels will play defense for the Cougars and could be plugged into a variety of spots, including nickel. He is 6-foot-3, 190 pounds and was ranked California’s No. 28 wide receiver. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t9h64ZMd2o

Willie Rodgers, 3-star DE, Highlands Ranch, CO, committed 1/23/17
CHOSE WSU OVER Arizona, Michigan State and others
The defensive end was a constant in the backfield, posting 11 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss with Valor Christian his senior year. Was named to the Colorado High School Athletic Association All-State second team. Also played tight end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4CcEJcqWP8


ALREADY ENROLLED AT WSU IN JANUARY

Zaire Webb, 3-star CB, Neptune Beach, FL, committed 8/1/16
CHOSE WSU OVER BYU, North Carolina, Tulane, Central Michigan, Ohio, Southern Mississippi and more
Webb is rated the No. 27 Florida cornerback and the No. 139 cornerback nationally. He check in at 5-foot-10, 165 pounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmdZZUQvzkA

Isaiah Love, CB, West Covina, CA, originally committed 8/24/15
Love was a 2016 signee, but postponed his enrollment because of a car accident, which caused him to miss his senior season. He ended up still being the No. 16 cornerback in that class. He had an interception and 28 tackles his junior year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFKGEGQ1b1k

Robert Valencia, 4-star OT, CC of San Francisco, signed 12/14/16
CHOSE WSU OVER Cal, Oregon, Texas Tech, Utah and more
Valencia is a converted tight end who redshirted his first season with the Rams after a one-year stint at Coe College. In his first season playing on the o-line, he transformed himself into the No. 18 junior college player in the nation and was heavily sought this recruiting cycle. He was named to the Northern California All-Bay 6 First Team in 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb6_JzxxS4A

Easop Winston, 3-star WR, CC of San Francisco, signed 12/14/16
CHOSE WSU OVER Eastern Michigan, San Jose State, Southeastern Louisiana
Winston had a team-leading 71 receptions, 1,171 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Rams this year. Head coach Jimmy Collins sees a lot of Antonio Brown in Winston because of his receiver’s sure-handedness. Was named a CCCAA Bay 6 League selection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVceumVdR3U

Sean Harper, 2-star CB, Holmes CC, signed 12/14/16
CHOSE WSU over North Carolina, Cincinnati, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Monroe
He checks in at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds. He initially signed with Washington State two years ago, but went the junior college route after not qualifying academically. He credits his relationship with defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, solidified over the past two years, as to why he went crimson for the second time and enrolled at WSU in January. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHv-3bOZnxc

Anthony White Jr., 3-star WR, Miami, FL, committed 08/01/16
CHOSE WSU OVER LSU, NC State, Cincinnati, Kentucky, South Carolina, Syracuse, Illinois and more
White is the No. 7 ATH in the state of Florida and will play wide receiver for the Cougars. According to Scout.com analysis, his 6-foot frame and ability to find space underneath is where he is most dangerous. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVCaHqZmd5c

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