The Oakland Opening Regional featured a boatload of top prospects back on May 21. But one player flying under the radar at the time was Eugene defensive back Myles Green-Richards.
That changed following a standout showing, though. And less than two weeks after, he talked with WSU area recruiter Eric Mele, who had some big news for him.
“They offered me on Friday,” Green-Richards told CF.C. “I was a little surprised because we hadn’t been talking all that much, but I spoke with Coach Mele and he said the coaches like my physicality on both sides of the ball.
“WSU is looking at me as a defensive back. They haven’t decided which spot exactly yet though. Either corner or safety.”
Checking in at 6-1, 175-pounds, the Cougars were the first offer for the Churchill High product while Oregon, Oregon State, Montana, Montana State and others have been showing increased interest.
While at The Opening regional, he clocked in an impressive 40-yard dash time of 4.52, which clearly impressed the Cougar coaches.
The new WSU offeree is no stranger to the Palouse, though, as he unofficially visited for a junior day event in early April. That first visit, he said, was one he still thinks about.
“Oh, I loved it,” he said. “It’s the center of campus and literally the center of attention. Everything at the school revolves around it (the football program). I really liked the facilities, too. The energy of the coaches was great.
“I watched practice and there was a lot of intensity throughout, which I liked. They didn’t spend a whole lot of time talking, more just going after it.”
Green-Richards said that a date has not been set, but he’s speaking with his family and Mele about taking another WSU unofficial visit at some point this summer.
He added that he’s planning on making his college decision at some point during the middle of his senior season.
“Having them be the first offer means a lot,” he said. “It means you put in a lot of work and have a school believe in you. For a lot of guys, the first offer doesn’t come from the Pac-12. I’ll take that into consideration when I make my decision.”
Here are some more recruiting notes for you:
• In case you missed it on Monday morning, WSU QB commit Camm Cooper is headed to The Opening. The 4-star QB made the Elite 11 and will compete in the finals later this month in Beaverton.
• Is there a Pac-12 battle brewing for 3-star OT Alec Anderson? Per BeaverBlitz.com (Oregon State Scout affiliate), Washington State is right in the mix to land his services, alongside Oregon State. Anderson told Blitz those two programs are recruiting him the hardest right now and he’s planning on taking officials to both schools, as well as Boise State.
• Another 3-star prospect receiving plenty of love from the Cougar coaches: Hawaiian defensive end Samson Reed. The 6-3, 250-pound prospect told GoJackets.com (Georgia Tech affiliate) the schools recruiting him the hardest right now are WSU, Fresno State, Georgia Tech and Nevada.
• Late last week, WSU sent a new offer out to 3-star offensive guard Marco Brewer Marco Brewer, out of Corvallis. The 6-4, 290-pounder also holds tenders from Boise State, Hawaii, UCLA, Nevada and others.
• For the class of 2019, a wide receiver to keep an eye on is Long Beach, Calif., speedster Keon Markham. The junior-to-be WR will be taking an unofficial visit to WSU at some point this summer, per Scout's Greg Biggins.