WSU making a run at former Auburn WR?

WHEN WASHINGTON STATE hosts a Junior Day event this spring, a big wide receiver prospect will be in attendance all the way from Florida. Checking in at 6-4, 205-pounds, the JUCO wideout is an Auburn bounce back and has been in contact with WSU assistant Derek Sage for quite some time. So, why is he traveling the 3,000 miles from Miami to Pullman? He spoke about that with CF.C and much more.

Why make the trip? To find out more about the Air Raid offense.

“It’d be perfect for me,” Stoudemire said. “I want to be in a passing offense. Knowing the offense will throw the ball a lot will be big on where I decide to commit to spend the rest of my college career.”

Stoudemire (pictured above, center, in a gray cutoff) arrived at Auburn in January 2015. He redshirted his freshman year, but then transferred out of the program.

“The coaches had high hopes for me,” Stoudemire said. “It just didn’t work out. I decided to leave after my wide receivers coach left and there was a situation with the quarterback. It just wasn’t a good fit for me. I enjoyed my time at Auburn and learned a whole lot. Now, I’m focused on my next step.”

And his next step will include taking a visit to Pullman in a little over a month. Sage, WSU's new inside receivers coach, is running the recruiting point for the Cougs.

“I had been in contact with him since he was at Toledo,” Stoudemire said. “We lost contact for a little bit, but now he’s at WSU and we linked back up. I spoke with him late last week and he invited me to the Junior Day (April 1). I’ll be there for sure.

“I haven’t been out West, but I’ve heard nothing but great things about WSU and the campus over there. I’m excited about it.” 

Currently, Stoudemire holds offers from Austin Peay, Alabama State, Morgan State and Alabama A&M. WSU is yet to offer, but he’s hoping that comes in April. In addition to WSU, Nevada and Toledo are also showing strong interest.

Stoudemire has three years of eligibility remaining. He said he missed more than half this past season at ASA Miami (JUCO) working through eligibility issues after his transfer. With plans to receive his AA in May, he said he could sign with a 4-year school this spring (financial aid papers) and arrive in the summer. But another option would be to go back to ASA and play one more season.

“I just want to find the right fit this time and not rush things,” Stoudemire said. “If things feel right, I’ll go there this summer. If not, I’ll come back to ASA, play another year and then have two more years of eligibility left. We'll see what happens."

ELSEWHERE IN WSU RECRUITING, the Cougars have been busy sending out some new offers to prospects. Here's a look at the most recent ones. 

• On Tuesday, four-star defensive back Josiah Bradley landed a WSU offer. The 6-1, 190-pounder is ranked four stars by Scout.com. https://twitter.com/_josiah34/status/834226424223559681

• WSU also traveled to New Orleans to extend an offer to 3-star defensive end/linebacker Juan Monjarres. https://twitter.com/_lahtito_/status/833861530710048768

• In the Chicago area, 3-star defensive tackle Elijah Teague landed his first Pac-12 offer, with WSU delivering the tender. https://twitter.com/elijahteague3/status/834130065294229508

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