RECRUITING: CA star and Texas talent trip to WSU

FLYING UNDER the radar. Sleepers. Diamonds in the rough. Matching that description are a talented pair from the Lone Star state who will be tripping to WSU on official visits this weekend. Joining the <b>Texas</b> twosome, the type of player very well known in recruiting circles -- the four-star prospect, the headliner from <b>California</b>. On the first recruiting weekend of December, the Cougs kick off the month with a bang.


Will Harris
S, 6-2, 194, Covina, CA (Charter Oak HS)

It's down to five schools for the No. 12 ranked safety in the nation -- Washington State, USC, UCLA, Cal, Arizona State. Every school in the Pac-10 offered the Charter Oak star as did several others including Michigan.

Moved up his visit from Dec 10 to this weekend. Had in-home visits with Washington State and Arizona State on Wednesday. Oregon, despite not making Harris' top five, is coming by for an in-home visit Thursday.

Harris plans on taking his final two official visits to USC and UCLA before Christmas. Wants to see all five schools before pulling the trigger. Harris will announce his college choice Jan 2 at the Cal-Florida Bowl.

Excels in both run support and pass defense from his safety spot. Has the athleticism and skills to play early. Huge hitter, brings the house with him.

Simply a phenomenal athlete, Harris also excels in both basketball and track and field.

James Bradley
CB, 5-9.5, 170, South Garland, TX (South Garland HS)

"He's not the biggest, but he is a gamer," South Garland coach Mickey Moss told Cougfan.com "He is a playmaking machine."

Bradley is wide open at this time. Distance is not a factor.

Previously, Bradley verbally committed to Mississippi State. But then Mississippi State needed him to be qualified at the time of his verbal. Bradley took the test and qualified but in the meantime, Miss State had received a new verbal from another corner. However, Miss State still remains a possible option for Bradley.


James Bradley, one of seven blocks on the season

Cougfan.com just finished viewing tape of the shutdown corner, courtesy of coach Moss.

A cornerback with exceptional hands. Reminded us of Jason David, especially how he took balls away from taller receivers. Very, very active in the secondary. Gets in the pocket of the receiver and stays there. Very quick first step.

On the season had 58 tackles, five INTs, eight pass break-ups, two fumble recoveries and seven blocked field goals/PATs. Also returned punts and kickoffs, played on all the special team units for South Garland.

Washington State, Arizona State, Colorado, Mississippi State are his leaders, no favorite among them.

DeMaundray Woolridge
RB, 5-9, 215, Keller, TX (Keller HS)

Two-hundred fifteen pounds on his 5-9 frame. Hit the weight room with a fury this past offseason, putting on considerable muscle and mass. Last season was listed by Scout.com as 5-8, 170.

"He's got some junk in his trunk," Keller coach Kevin Atkinson told Cougfan.com.

A running back with a good combination of speed and power. Rushed for over 900 yards in a high powered offense that used a variety of weapons (QB threw for nearly 3000 yards).

"He runs the zone play really, really well. Reads the inside zone, the outside zone as good as I've ever coached," said Coach Atkinson.

Iowa, North Carolina, Missouri and Washington State are Woolridge's top four, no favorite among them. Has achieved a qualifying test score.


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