Grabmaster TE a strong Cougar lean

WITH THE STARTING tight end graduating and the Cougs running more two tight sets in '06, a junior college TE for this class, one who can come in and play right away, could be in the cards. One such prospect with a Washington State offer was in Pullman this past weekend, coming away from the visit a strong crimson lean. A mid-year transfer, he's also the top receiving tight end in the entire NJCAA.

Devin Frischknecht (6-3, 250) is flying under the radar no more.

The leading pass catcher for tight ends and No. 8 overall receiver in the NJCAA -- which consists of all the junior colleges in the nation save for the California JUCOs -- said his trip to Pullman couldn't have gone any better.

"It went real well, it's a great place," said Frischknecht. "The coaches, that's quite a group there. It was big, bigger that Ephraim, but it's not too big. It's a great place."

Frischknecht can sign as early as Dec. 20. He was a full qualifier out of high school, and does not have to earn an AA degree. He had an offer from Utah out of Manti High but then Urban Meyer left for Florida, so he headed to Snow College.

"I couldn't have chosen a better place," said Frischknecht, who was named first team all-league this season. "I had a great two years there."

FRISCHKNECHT CAUGHT EVERYTHING within reach in 2006, hauling in 54 receptions for 763 yards and nine TDs. Besides the No. 1 tight end in the NJCAA, he was Snow's leading receiver, as the school ended the 2006 season with the No. 2 ranking in the NJCAA and Frischknecht took home Offensive MVP honors in the Badgers' bowl game.

Frischknecht left Pullman with the Wazzu scholarship papers ready for his John Hancock, coach Bill Doba telling him he could think it over if he wanted.

"And I told him I wanted to think it over," said Frischknecht. "I'm headed pretty much to Washington State -- I'm not sure, but that's where it's headed."

He has a final visit scheduled this weekend to Troy State, with three to play two at the next level.

Frischknecht said the Cougar coaches have told him he'll have to earn it, but they see him competing for immediate playing time at Wazzu.

Devin Frischknecht profile

NOTABLE NOTE:
Frischknecht was also selected to the All-NorCal Combine team earlier this year by JCFootball.com.


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