MIKE LEACH (Cougfan.com/Commons)

Mike Leach casting WSU recruiting net far and wide with eye-opening number of states represented by WSU offers

OUT ON THE recruiting trail, Washington State has been busy since the May Evaluation Period began in extending new offers. Mike Leach has also made offers to prospects in a wide-ranging collection of states.

The Cougs have 121 known offers out to uncommitted prospects. When the May Evaluation Period began, the tally was a little under the century mark.

And how’s this for reach -- WSU has offers out to uncommitted prospects in an eye-opening 20 states.

They are: Arizona (6); California (56); Florida (9); Hawaii (3); Idaho (1); Illinois (1); Kentucky (1); Louisiana (2); Michigan (3); Minnesota (1); North Carolina (1); Nevada (4); New York (1); Ohio (1); Oklahoma (1); Oregon (4); Tennessee (1); Texas (9); Utah (4); Washington (5).

California is the recruiting bread and butter for all Pac-12 schools, of course, and 11 of 12 schools have extended its most offers to California prospects. (The exception is new Oregon head man Willie Taggart, a Florida native and arrived to Eugene from a 4-year stint at South Florida. The Ducks have offered 46 Florida prospects to 27 from California).

Eight Pac-12 schools have 100-plus known offers out, with Oregon leading the way at 143.  The Pac-12 school with the fewest known offers to uncommitted prospects is Stanford, with just 17.

Washington State typically starts a recruiting year with 1,000-plus prospects on the board, recruiting chief of staff Dave Emerick told CF.C last year. The list includes every junior in the geographic footprint of the Pac-12 plus a good-sized handful from other locales. 

After the May Evaluation period, there are roughly 300 or so firmly on the WSU recruiting radar.

By the time the season begins, that number has been trimmed to around 100, though there can always be a few additions and surprises that come along between the season and Signing Day.

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