Wulff's ties evident in offer to WR

OFT-MENTIONED SINCE PAUL WULFF was named the head man at Washington State has been the strength of his and his staff's ties to the state's high school programs. It's another thing to see it in action. A record setting receiver out of the Evergreen State, whom Washington State was the first school to offer a scholie, talks Cougars and recruiting.

Prosser's Kirby Moore (6-3, 205) has been going to Eastern's summer camp since he was a freshman. Wulff in his eight years in Cheney often hosted more than 1,000 other prep football players each year before he assumed the WSU job in December. It's one of the reasons why the Cougs lead at this early stage of the recruiting process.

"I'd have to say WSU. I think I have a good feel for most of the people on the staff in just going to Eastern and it's close to home," said Moore.

There other reasons he feels a connection to Wulff and Wazzu.

Prosser's Cody Bruns captured most of the spotlight last season as a senior, but it was Moore's 29 touchdowns that set the all-time, all-classifications state record for TDs in '07. Moore said he was able to be successful due to work ethic as much as for his as for any physical gifts.

"I think they (WSU) like to recruit the blue collar type of person, maybe with not as much "talent" as other people are going to get. But those types are sure going to work their butts off and make the most of everything," said Moore.

ALTHOUGH HE'S BEEN attending Wulff's camp the past few years, Moore said he was still caught off guard when he called Wulff and the offer was made. Cougar assistant Chris Ball has also been involved in his recruitment, said Moore.

"He (Wulff) was just saying that they want to bring in competitive athletes, the kinds of guys that are going to compete," said Moore

IN ADDITION TO Washington State, the UW and Boise State have been showing heavy interest.

Boise State, I've been up there previously for practice. And then UW has been by the school quite a bit with Cody.

Older brother Kellen Moore is at Boise while Bruns signed with Washington back in February.

"I know (Kellen) really wants me to go there. (Cody) likes to throw something in there every once in a while, they're both kind of jabbing about it. It's just all in fun," said Moore.

MOORE's PLANS CALL for taking in a WSU spring practice or two in early April during Prosser's spring break. Later that same week, he'll head to BSU to do the same thing at Boise.

"I would want to say I'd get it (a verbal) done before the season but it would seem it's not that easy at times. If it's before the season it's fine, if it's after that's alright too," said Moore.

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