LB prospect takes last trip, gets clarity

LINEBACKER JOSEPH EASTER, who was a soft verbal commit to Washington State, took his final recruiting trip this past weekend, to Nevada, and came back with clarity on where he wants to play college ball. But he says his mom, who traveled with him to Nevada this weekend, is still on the fence.

"I'm solid on Washington State," Easter told CF.C on Sunday. "But my mom is thinking a little about Nevada because it's closer to home and she liked the visit a lot."

Easter (6-1.5, 240, 4.49) hails from St. John Bosco High in Bellflower, Calif., about 20 minutes outside of Los Angeles.

He made his soft commitment to the Cougs last Friday, just before he went on the official visit to Nevada.

"I just texted coach Skip (Kelly Skipper) and gave him my word that I was coming to Washington State," Easter told Cougfan.com at the time. Click here to read that article: The Word: Linebacker soft on Cougs

ON THE FIELD, Easter's quickness belie his 240 pounds, says St. John Bosco head man Kiki Mendoza.

"The thing that's key with Joe is his size and speed," said Mendoza. "He's a real smart kid, very coachable. He has all the attributes you're looking for in a football player."

Easter, also a standout track and field athlete, has a personal best 40 time of 4.49.

"I've run track all my life," said Easter. "I've run the 100, 200, shot-put, discus, I've done the high jump. I've basically done everything."

Easter led St. John Bosco in tackles each of the past two seasons. He is a two-time all-league selection on defense, second team All-Dream Team by the Press Telegram and at the St. Bosco banquet held recently, took home the team MVP, Most Inspirational and Scholar Athlete honors.

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