Does the name Jalin Cooper ring a bell for CF.C subscribers?
The 6-4, 180-pounder landed his crimson tender from the Cougars in March and has been keeping in close contact with the Cougar coaches since then.
Now, Cooper and the staff will be able to meet face to face for the first time, as he has set his unofficial visit to the Palouse for later this month.
"Yeah, June 24," Cooper messaged CF.C when asked on his visit plans to Pullman. "(I'm speaking with) Derek Sage, the new inside receivers coach."
Cooper hails from Medina, N.Y., about an hour outside of Buffalo. The distance from Medina to Pullman? It's 2,400 miles. Indeed, on the other side of the country, but Cooper has made it clear that distance will not play a role in his decision.
“I’m the kind of guy who adapt to things pretty well,” Cooper told CF.C in late March. “Distance won’t be a problem for me. I think it’ll just be important to have the coaching staff wanting me to be there. It’ll be important to have a good relationship with them.”
He has already taken unofficial visits to Rutgers and UConn this spring. In addition to WSU, he holds offers from Boston College, Rutgers, UConn, Temple, Syracuse, Wake Forest and others.
Here are some more recruiting notes for you:
• Remember up top when we mentioned a pair of new offers out in Georgia? The Cougars extended offers to linebacker Luke Johns and safety Jaylen Jackson. Johns checks in at 6-4, 225-pounds, while Jackson is a 6-0, 180-pound defensive back.
• Back on the West Coast in California, outside linebacker Evan Tattersall also hauled in an offer from the Cougs. Tattersall is ranked a 2-star prospect by Scout.com and holds offers from Fresno State, San Jose State, Utah State and a handful of others. He checks in at 6-2, 215-pounds.
• Another receiver to keep an eye on is 3-star WR Romeo Doubs. The L.A. product, who is being recruited by WSU's Roy Manning, landed his crimson tender on Wednesday night. The 6-3, 170-pounder holds schollies from WSU, Boston College, Hawaii, Rutgers, San Jose State and others.
• On Wednesday, 2-star Sacramento defensive end Tava Finau also announced a new offer from the Cougs. Finau, a 6-3, 225-pounder, didn't hold any Pac-12 offers before WSU came along.