Cougs on top for WR, Arizona not giving up

FOUR STAR junior college wide receiver Charles Dillon, who signed with Washington State out of Hueneme High in 2004, has told Arizona that Pullman and the loyalty of the Cougar coaching staff is a powerful draw, naming WSU his probable destination. But the Wildcats certainly don't appear willing to give up without a fight.

Cougar coach Mike Walker has been recruiting Dillon for going on about three years now. He and Washington State head man Bill Doba came by recently for an in-home visit with Dillon.

"It went good," said Dillon. "Washington State is probably where I'm going to end up going. And I told the Arizona coach that, (assistant Charlie Williams) but he still wants me to at least take a trip and see how I like it down there."

Arizona has also finalized a visit date for Dillon to come to Tucson the second week in January . Arizona is also coming by for an in-home visit next week, on Dec 15.

"I don't really know too much about them, but the coach just wants me to take a visit," said Dillon. "I haven't really seen them play, so I don't know who they have or who they don't have (at receiver). Watching a team play really helps."

Dillon watched the Cougs play in Pullman back in early October, along with recent Cougar verbal B.T. Walker. Receiver Jason Hill was injured that week and his absence made an impression on Dillon. And he mentioned Washington State's loyalty as one of the reasons he said he'll probably be wearing crimson and gray next season.

"The loyalty, holding my scholarship for this long," said Dillon. "And plus with me going and seeing them play, I know they really need receivers so that helps. (B.T. Walker) told me he was going there, and I told him I was likely going to go there too, but I might wait it out until I have to sign."

Dillon is also a standout guard at Ventura on the hoops team, and says while he may try his hand at both at the next level, football is the main priority and he knows it might prove difficult to play both given the year-round demands.

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