Stud TE transfer WSU bound?

IT'S NO SECRET THAT <b>Mike Price</b> has wanted to include a top-flight JC tight end in his 2002 recruiting class, and word down California way is that the Cougar head man has landed a great one --even though the youngster in question has never played a down of junior college football.

It's Eddie Robinson, a hotly recruited prepster two years ago who played a year at Tulane before enrolling at Compton CC.

Robinson is 6-3, 240 and played as a true freshman at Tulane in 2000 primarily as an extra blocker in two-TE fomration. He left the Green Wave at the end of that season for reasons we have yet to learn. By sitting out this past season while attending Compton he should still have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

Word from California is that Robinson had a great official visit to Pullman and will be among he JC transfers who will be announced this week as new Cougars. He would enroll at WSU in January and suit up for spring workouts.

In 1999 at Venice (Calif.) High he earned all-state recognition, catching 20 passes for 500 yards and 8 TDs. He also played end on defense as a junior, posting 53 tackles. Super Prep Magazine rated him one of the top recruits in the Far West for the 2000 recruiting class. He had narrowed his list of suitors that season to Tulane, Virginia, Kansas State, Arizona State and Oregon. He verballed with both Tulane and Virginia before finally signing with the Green Wave.

The battle for his future services is believed to have come down to WSU and Southern Cal.

If Robinson does join the crimson fold, he'll be the fourth JC product we're aware of that Price will be bringing to Pullman for the 2002 season. The others (see articles on CF.C front page) are running backs Jonathon Smith and Lionel Arnold and linebacker Kevin Sperry.

Smith and Sperry are widely believed to have what it takes to have instant impact in the Pac-10.

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