Daniel Arias (Kim Grinolds)

WSU recruiting roundup

NORTHWEST PROSPECTS are always a part of Washington State's recruiting game plan. With area recruiter Eric Mele leading the Cougs' recruiting efforts on the west side of the state and in Oregon, who are some of the potential future Cougs with NW ties? We take a look at that and more in this notebook.

Over the weekend, the May Madness III event was held in Seattle, where some of the top prospects in the NW showed off their skills.

Among those on hand were plenty of WSU targets, who put on a show in front of Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Brandon Huffman.

This included three-star wide receiver Daniel Arias (pictured above) who could be close to landing an offer from the Cougs.

Arias, who checks in at 6-4, 190-pounds, took a recent unofficial visit to WSU and told CF.C he had a great time out on the Palouse.

Currently, he holds offers from Oregon State, Colorado, Nevada and others.

Another receiver for WSU fans to keep an eye on? How about a 6-7 wide receiver out of Oregon?

Cole Turneris yet to be offered by the Cougars, but his size alone is intriguing. Imagine Tyler Hilinski and the Cougs lining up at the five-yard line in a couple of years, throwing a fade route to such a big target.

The 195-pound WR holds offers from Princeton, Columbia and Portland State, but is receiving interest from the Cougs and took an unofficial visit to Pullman earlier this spring.

At the quarterback position, don’t think the staff is only connecting with seniors-to-be. They’ve also got their eyes on 2019 targets as well, and this includes Mount Si (Snoqualmie) signal caller Cale Millen.

The 6-2, 175-pounder, who is also yet to land a crimson tender, earned MVP honors at the May Madness III event alongside UW commit Jacob Sirmon. Millen currently holds a lone offer from UCLA.

Here are some more recruiting notes for you:

• Per the Scout.com database, WSU has four known offers out to in-state prospects: ATH Treshaun Harrison, LB Ben Wilson, OT Matthew Cindric and Fisher. For Oregon, the Cougars have offered ATH Talanoa Hufanga and WR Chase Cota.

• On Monday night, the Cougars extended an offer to 6-5, 265-pound OT Garrett Currant out of El Cajon, Calif. (San Diego county). WSU is the first Pac-12 offer for the hoss.

• For the 2018 class, WSU already holds a commitment from Spokane’s Rodrick Fisher. The speedy WR gave his verbal to WSU last week over offers from Boise State and Utah. In case you missed CF.C’s story on the youngster, click here

• In the 2017 class, the Cougars signed NW prospects RB Caleb Perry, OT Abe Lucas and QB Connor Neville. The Cougars also received verbals from OT Dontae Powell and DE Kelle Sanders, but the two are yet to qualify academically.

• An offer out in North Carolina? WSU fans may have been surprised to see the Cougars threw their hat in the ring for 4-star LB Alan Tisdale, offering him late last week. As it turns out, there’s a Mele connection there. How so? You can read all about it here

• 2019 QB Cade McNamara out of Reno is planning to unofficially visit WSU this summer. Scout.com's Blair Angulo has the latest on his recruitment here.


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