RECRUITING ROUNDUP: More crimson offers

RUNNING BACK JAMES MONTGOMERY, back on the market after deciding to transfer from Cal, will be taking a look-see at Washington State in the near future. The Cougs are one of three schools he's considering. Plus, there's more recent news from Scout.com on Fresno's Cliff Harris, as well as Chima Nwachukwu's brother Uzoma, and 2010 class QB Todd Heaps.

James Montgomery is considering Washington State, Florida and South Carolina, and there has been some contact with Boston College. Montgomery plans on a decision within the next month and at this point, South Carolina looks to be leading. "I like South Carolina, a lot. I'm still trying to feel it out, but I feel like I'm closer with them right now," said Montgomery.

Montgomery was a 4-star back coming out of Rancho Cordova, Calif. in 2006. He originally verbaled with Washington and then signed with Cal. He redshirted in 2006 and saw action off the bench this past season, rushing 36 times for 171 yards.

Rated the No. 2 corner in the nation, Cliff Harris was offered this week by Washington State. As a junior, the all-state pick had nine interceptions. Harris now holds offers from WSU, USC, Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, Utah and BYU.

Meanwhile, Chima's brother Uzoma Nwachukwu was offered by Notre Dame this week and mom says she's sold on South Bend. And in recruiting, there is often no one's voice that counts for more in a kid mind than mom. Still, Nwachukwu said his summer itinerary likely includes unofficial visits to Washington State, Arkansas, Texas A&M, and Missouri in addition to Notre Dame.

Minnesota's Matt Garin heads to Washington State this weekend on an unofficial visit, see here for the full story.

While the news was buried in a Scout article about quarterback Jake Heaps, who won't be coming to college until the class of 2010, he recently picked up an offer from Wazzu. "I guess they were comparing film of me to the guys above me and I guess they thought it was a no-brainer. It's definitely an honor for them to say something like that. I'm flattered and really excited about it." The Cougars' offer is the fourth for Heaps, joining Stanford, UW and BYU.

Auburn linebacker Jake Pele is considering attending Washington State's summer camp and trying to land a Cougar offer. As a junior, Pele started both ways for Auburn Riverside and logged 60 tackles, 6.5 for loss, a pick, a sack and a forced fumble to earn all-SPSL second team honors.

CF.C previously published a look at the Cougs' known offers to date last week, including those of Issaquah's Gino Simone, Prosser's Kirby Moore and about 18 others. In case you missed it g, you can find it here.


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