Spokane duo may walk on at WSU

WORD FROM RELIABLE sources out of Spokane is that a pair of Lewis & Clark football standouts who eschewed scholarship offers from Big Sky schools are leaning toward -- and being recruited to -- walk on at Washington State.

Nick Cantlon, a two time All- GSL pick and his Tiger teammate, receiver Carl Shaw, another All-GSL performer, reportedly are considering invitations to walk on at WSU.

Cantlon (6-5, 270) played both ways for the Tigers and has squatted a school record 465 pounds. A star in the classroom, he received overtures from Ivy League schools as well.

Shaw, who also excels in basketball, came into the 2003 football campaign drawing looks from Pac-10 and Mountain West schools, but an injury foiled his 40 time at a Nike combine and his work on the field, while good, didn't meet the breakout expectations some had forecast.

GSL observers say his body, athleticism and competitiveness are reminiscent of former Cougar grab-master Mike Bush. The only difference is that Shaw is a tad faster and Bush a bit taller.

Shaw, like Bush, is also a standout basketball player with the vertical skills to do a one-step jam. Shaw's dad was a hooper once-upon-a-time at Eastern Washington.

As a junior he earned first-team all-GSL grid honors by running precise routes, catching everything in sight and blocking with a ferocity that likely will get him some time at free safety this season. He also averaged just less than 39 yards per kick as the punter.

Wyoming also is believed to be wooing Cantlon and Shaw as recruited walk ons.

STILL NO DEFINITE word from the Tri-Cities on the status of Pasco Bulldog Gavin Lindsey. CF.C had learned earlier this year that the kicker may walk-on at Washington State.

The 6-3, 180 pound Lindsey was named first team kicker on the Associated Press All-State team and second team on the Seattle Times squad. He also handled punting chores for the State Champion Bulldogs.

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