Camm Cooper (Blair Angulo)

Cougs looking to stock up on OL in 2018; Projecting the '18 recruiting class numbers, position by position

WASHINGTON STATE has five known verbal commitments in its 2018 class. But the Cougs have yet to have one climb on board from the position it projects to fill up on most.

Tentatively, the Cougs are looking at a signing class of 21-22 for next February, recruiting coordinator Dave Emerick told CF.C earlier this year. But it's early.  Last year around this time, the projected number was 22 -- and the Cougars ended up signing 25 and still have room to add one more scholie player before the start of fall camp.  So before it's all said and done the 2018 number can (and almost certainly will) climb with customary attrition.

WSU has five known verbal commitments, right on the 5.0 average when looking at Pac-12 schools. The lone Pac-12 school yet to land a verbal commitment is Arizona State, per Scout.com.

Washington State has more than 110 known offers out to uncommitted prospects. Here’s how the recruiting projection breaks down by position:

5 OL
Prospects classified at tackle by Scout.com dominate here, accounting for 11 of the 18 known WSU offers. The lone state of Washington product is Matthew Cindric out of Sammamish’s Skyline High. California leads the way with nine offered o-linemen but there are also eight other states represented among Wazzu's o-line offers.

1 QB
WSU has three known offers out to uncommitted prospects: Camm Cooper (6-4, 200, pictured above); Brevin White (6-2, 185) and Tyler Shough (6-5, 195).  For more on Cougar QB recruiting and INCYMI, click here.

1 RB
WSU has six known offers out, all to prospects rated in the top 75 nationally at their position by Scout.com. Keep an eye on Tariq Bracy (6-0, 170) who could be a RB or DB at the next level. He’s from Milpitas, Calif., the same hometown as WSU running backs coach Jim Mastro.

3 WR
Washington State casted a wide early net here and its resulted in two early verbals: Spokane’s Rodrick Fisher and JUCO receiver Calvin Jackson.  WSU still has 24 known offers out to uncommitted WR prospects, far and away its most to any one position group. California unsurprisingly leads the way with 12 prospects offered but nine other states are represented.

3-4 DL
With Washington State d-line recruiting now focused on quick, athletic, 270-280-pound DL types 12 of the 16 known WSU offers are out to prospects classified by Scout.com as defensive ends.   Note: WSU also has four offers out to recruits classified as tight ends, who could be DL or WR types.

4 LB
Washington State has made some early hay here, with three verbal pledges:  Kedron Williams (6-1, 195); Tyree Wilson (6-5, 224) and Victor Terry (6-1, 195). There are still 11 LBs out in the wild with known WSU offers, including Sumner 4-star prospect Ben Wilson.

3-4 DB
WSU has 17 known offers out to prospects classified as corners or safeties – plus another eight offers out to prospects classified as ATH, who could be DBs (or WRs or LBs) at the next level.

WSU offer list


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