Cougs among leaders for 3-star DE; WSU facilities "the best I've ever seen"

EARLIER THIS MONTH the WSU coaches were busy as ever hosting recruits for unofficial visits. Cougfan subscribers just read about 4-star prospect Reggie Hughes, but there was another star out of California who was recently blown away by his Pullman experience. The 6-4, 235-pounder told CF.C that trip is still fresh in his mind, and WSU is among his leaders. Could a decision be coming soon?

Brennan Jackson made things pretty clear.

WSU is in a great spot with him right now. 

“My visit was great,” he said. "It was an awesome experience and I loved every minute of it. You felt part of the family right away. The facilities were the best I’ve ever seen.”

Jackson, whose area recruiter is inside linebackers coach Ken Wilson, is a 3-star defensive end, ranked the No. 42 prospect overall at his position by

“The highlight of my trip was talking to Coach Mike Leach in his office,” Jackson said. “He’s a pristine coach and is very well respected in the college football world. He sees me fitting in the defense. He told me he liked how fast I get to the ball. They’re all about the 'speed D.'”

The Great Oaks High (SoCal) prospect currently holds offers from WSU, Cal, SDSU, Colorado State, UNLV and multiple others. 

“In no order, I’d say WSU, San Diego State and Colorado State would be my top schools,” he said. “Everything could change, though. UCLA is up there for me as well. Arizona just asked me to visit and I’ll be going there on Saturday.”

There’s a reason WSU is among his leaders.

“I definitely feel like WSU was home,” Jackson said. “When I was there, I got that urge (to commit), but I’m not going to rush my recruiting process. I’m not going to make a decision right away. Down the road, if something sparks, I could see Pullman as my home.

“I just spoke to Coach Wilson (and I've seen) videos of the facilities and plays from last season. They were getting me fired up. I really like their speed defense. Not just one person is making plays. Everyone contributes and there’s a lot of movement on the line.”

Jackson said he’s eyeing a summer verbal date, which would come before his senior season gets underway. 

Here are some more recruiting notes around the WSU football world: 

WSU extended an offer on Tuesday night to DE/ATH Eteru Ane. He checks in at 6-1, 245-pounds.

• A prospect to keep an eye on is San Diego RB/ATH Kenyon Sims. Sims has been in steady contact with the WSU coaches and told CF.C he's been keeping in touch mainly with area recruiter Alex Grinch.

• At the JUCO level, WSU offered 6-5, 290-pound OT Malik Besseck earlier this week. The hoss holds tenders from Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland and many others.

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