Cougs hope to tap familiar pipeline

WASHINGTON STATE isn't bashful about going back to the same well -- again and again and, for the third year in a row, again. The Cougars, who signed two of the state's top prep offensive line prospects in their most recent class, are the first school to offer a promising 2008 hoss prospect who hails from the same high school that has sent talent to WSU in each of the last two recruiting classes.

David DeCastro (6-5, 285) said he was offered "about a week ago" by Cougar assistant Timm Rosenbach.

"I was really excited," said DeCastro. "He said they liked my tape, the fact that I played tough, kept going and played smart as well."

Stanford followed suit later in the week with an offer from Washington coming this past weekend.

DeCastro said Stanford and Washington State are two potential destinations for Junior Day trips. He hasn't filled out his camping schedule for the summer but said the NIKE combine in Oregon is probable.

"Mostly I'll be looking for education," said DeCastro on what will be important to his decision. "If you don't make it to the NFL you always have to have something to fall back on in order to be successful in life."

An excellent student, DeCastro has already achieved a qualifying score on the SAT but said he wasn't particularly satisfied with it and may re-take the test to better the mark.

DeCastro was named second team all-league at center this past season and also competes in the shot put for Bellevue in track and field.

Washington State has signed a Bellevue grad each of the last two recruiting classes -- S Eric Block this past February and WR Keith Rosenberg the previous class.

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