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One position group dominates the known WSU offers in the new recruiting cycle

NO OTHER POSITION comes close. In the early stages of the 2018 recruiting cycle, Washington State has extended 66 known offers out to uncommitted prospects. More than 25 percent of those rides comes at one position group.

It’s a virtual certainty CF.C/Scout.com doesn’t know about all the WSU offers out in the wild. But already this class, Mike Leach has 18 known offers out to uncommitted prospects classified by Scout.com as wide receivers. And it's almost certainly more than when adding in the offers to "athletes."

Unsurprisingly, California prospects hold more than half the known crimson tenders with 39.  Of the 18 known receiver offers, 12 are to prospects in California.  (Pictured above is Tuni Fifita out of Milpitas, the same hometown Cougar RBs coach Jim Mastro is from).

The next highest state represented after California?  Florida, with four. 

The Cougs have three known offers out to in-state products
http://www.scout.com/player/212634-treshaun-harrison?s=137
http://www.scout.com/player/207072-ben-wilson?s=137
http://www.scout.com/player/209436-matthew-cindric?s=137

The next-highest position group represented on the WSU offer list after wideout -- offensive tackle, with nine.  

With the Cougs trending toward versatile recruits who can play multiple positions (as well as potentially offense or defense) it’s not surprising that a robust eight classified as athletes hold known offers from Washington State.

And with Wazzu looking at rangier bodies and size development on the lines, only four OL/DL prospects on the Wazzu offer list currently weigh 300 pounds or more.

Here’s the position breakdown on WSU’s early known offers:

18 WR
9 OT
8 ATH
7 OLB
5 Safeties
4 DE
3 QB
3 RB
3CB
2 ILB
1 C
1 DT
1 OG
1 TE

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