"He was a great guy to talk to," said Bean. "Me and my dad talked to him for about an hour probably, it was a lot of fun."
Before leaving for his team camp, Bean and the Cougar staff talked about the coming recruiting year.
"They said some good, positive stuff," said Bean. "They had offered a guy from Colorado (Denver's Clint Brewster, who subsequently verballed with Illinois) and were waiting to see what he was going to do, I think he was coming in a couple days after me. They said they were going to do the recruiting thing with me, watch me during my season and see how I do."
Bean said he and his dad plan to stay in touch with offensive coordinator Mike Levenseller through text messaging and phone calls.
"He's an easy guy to talk to," said Bean. "All the guys at Washington State were great and really welcomed me. I really liked it there, we'll see how things go."
Bean got a chance to look around the campus and town and prior to his WSU visit spent some time at Idaho. The Vandals told him they would be recruiting him this year and wanted him to send out some senior tape after his first couple games. Bean said both trips held nothing but positives.
"They both went really, really well," he said.
Bean's attended various camps and combines this offseason, including Boise State's camp where he has family in the area, and he'll be at Portland State later this month. After that, it's down to business preparing for his senior season.
"He understands more than just the strategy, he's got a great feel for the game," says coach and father Brian Bean. "We do a lot of audible-izing with him. He sees the field well. And he's got a great arm."