3-star OL from prep power high on WSU

DOES THE NAME Bishop Gorman ring a bell? Followers of national recruiting know this high school all too well, its known for pumping out top recruits each year. And for the 2018 cycle, a highly touted offensive lineman is making waves and WSU has been high on him since he was a sophomore. The Cougs' hard work is paying off, he told Cougfan.com

Recruiting has surely taken off for Bishop Gorman junior Jacob Isaia

He's now over double-digit offers, including the one he landed from WSU just a couple of weeks ago. It was a scholarship more than a year in the making, he said.

"I was really excited to get the offer," Isaia told CF.C. "I visited WSU last year for junior day and I’ve liked the program ever since. I recently spoke with Coach (Clay) McGuire. The coaches like my film and my athleticism."

Checking in at 6-3, 275-pounds, Isaia is rated three stars and the No. 5 center in the country by Scout.com. He has racked up offers from WSU, UCLA, Utah, Oregon State, BYU, Michigan State, Minnesota and several others.

"I would rate my interest (in WSU) very high right now," he said. "It's a Pac-12 school with a great offense and a winning program."

The hoss has already tripped to WSU, but added that he's planning on getting back to the Palouse at some point this summer for a second unofficial visit. 

He's also planning other unofficials, though nothing has been set in stone just yet.

"To tell the truth, I’m happy with all the schools that have offered me," Isaia said. "I feel like I’ve got some really great options. Different schools are standing out for different reasons."

Here are some more recruiting notes for you to kick off the week:

• INCYMI, WSU held its first junior day event of the spring over the weekend and there were some 50-plus recruits in attendance. This included 4-star linebacker Ben Wilson out of Sumner. Late Sunday evening, he texted CF.C to say, "The visit was great, I had a blast." We're hoping to connect with Wilson at some point on Monday and hope to have more from him on his visit and where things stand between him and the Cougs. 

• This Saturday, 3-Star Rainier Beach wide receiver Anthony Stell will be out on the Palouse for an unofficial visit. He is waiting on his crimson offer, but holds tenders from Oregon State, Nevada, Hawaii and others. 

• On Saturday, WSU extended an offer to a mammoth offensive tackle out of Florida, as Jacksonville's Nick Lewis shared the news of a new tender on his Twitter page. Lewis rivals Cody O'Connell in size, checking in at 6-8, 350 pounds, and holds additional schollies from Buffalo, Missouri, Central Florida and others. 

• According to Chris Karpman of SunDevilSource.com, WSU has been making a strong impression on 4-star receiver Khalil Shakir. Shakir recently visited the Arizona schools and said both make his top two, but also stated that UCLA and WSU were his leaders before taking his latest visits. No doubt the Cougar coaches will continue to actively recruit him and try to get him to Pullman for an unofficial this spring or summer, and/or an official this fall. 

• A RB to keep an eye on is 3-star speedster Richard Newton. The 6-1, 185-pounder tweeted out on Monday afternoon that he has landed an offer from the Cougs.

Also, CF.C has confirmed RB Alijah Lee is leaving the program. The walk on running back is behind a large and talented group of scholarship running backs and will be looking at a school where he can get more playing time.

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