Cougar fans sitting on pins and needles for some big QB recruiting news could be receiving an update here shortly.
The two 4-star QBs had recently told CF.C they were planning on waiting a little bit before pulling the trigger on a commitment -- but things have changed in recent weeks.
For White, out of Paraclete High in Lancaster, Calif., things certainly are coming down to the wire.
In a text conversation with CF.C, White said he spoke with WSU offensive line coach and area recruiter Clay McGuire earlier this week. At the same time, McGuire also tripped to his prep school to meet with White’s coach.
“Latest message is I’m their guy,” White said.
White, ranked the No. 26 QB in the land per Scout.com, has been keeping things pretty close to the vest in regards to releasing a set of finalists. However, he’s consistently told CF.C that Washington State is one of the schools recruiting him the hardest and that his relationship with McGuire is a big reason why.
The question is if that close relationship, coupled with the Air Raid offense, will lead to him going crimson.
As for Cooper, the fellow 4-star prospect ranked No. 25 in the land is also seeing a light at the end of the tunnel in regards to his recruitment.
The lefty QB out of Lehi High in Utah, who took an unofficial visit to the Palouse in April, has had the Cougs high on his list ever since. With things starting to wind down, where does WSU stand?
“I’m liking them a lot right now,” Cooper said via text.
The 6-4, 200-pound signal caller added that he spoke with members of the WSU staff on Wednesday afternoon, and they continue to let him know that he’s a top priority for them.
“Yes, it should be soon,” Cooper said when asked if he was nearing a decision.
Similar to White, Cooper respectfully declined to list which schools were among his finalists. He did make it clear, though, that he has trimmed down his list of schools.
From my chair, the fact that he said he’s liking WSU a lot right now is telling.
For now, we’ll have to wait and see when either QB decides to pull the trigger. It could be coming any day now, though.
As for 3-star QB Tyler Shough, whom WSU had also offered, he says he won’t be suiting up for the Cougars in 2018. The Chandler, Arizona QB told CF.C he communicated to the WSU staff that he isn’t interested in WSU as much anymore and is moving on.
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