Hoss with Cougar offer eyes WSU visit date

LONG-LIMBED guys that are rangy and athletic. That's a big part of what Paul Wulff likes in prep offensive line prospects. Hosses with good feet and the frame to get bigger are key, because it's easier to add weight and strength than athleticism. One Wulff target for 2009 who fits the bill checks in at 6-5, 272 pounds and holds a Cougar offer. WSU, he says, is recruiting him the hardest.

Washington State was also, back before the season started, first to offer William Prescott, an offensive tackle prospect out of Riverside, Calif., about an hour east of Los Angeles.

"They're definitely in my top (schools), because I obviously could try to earn early playing time and that's kind of a factor," said Prescott. "One of the times I was talking to the Washington State coach...he said I could (develop) into one of their best linemen."

Wulff, a four-year starting center for the Cougars, was a Sporting News honorable mention All-American his senior year and played on WSU's 1988 Aloha Bowl championship team that finished his junior season ranked in the Top 25. He has said often since arriving at WSU he'll be looking to upgrade the athleticism on the line.

Prescott said he talks to the Cougar coaching staff at least once a week and usually more. Recruits are allowed to call coaches anytime while coaches could first place a call to recruits beginning Sep. 1. Assistant Malik Roberson is running the point for Washington State.

"He's a really good guy, I really like him... He told me they wanted me for my athleticism as well as my size. They've said I'm very good at blocking downfield and that they're looking to get a more athletic line," said Prescott.

AN OFFICIAL VISIT to Wazzu is tentatively scheduled for the Apple Cup on Nov. 22. Prescott said he's in no hurry to make a decision though he can see himself making a decision by the end of his season. Distance will probably not be much of a factor, he said.

The Cougs have endured two lopsided losses in Pac-10 play this season but Prescott said the long range view is more important to him than the here and now.

"It has a little bit of an effect in that I want them to win but you kind of have to look at it more like I'm going to be there for five (years)...They've been good in the past and where will I be in the next 4-5 years, how they are then, is a lot more important to me than how they are now," said Prescott.

PRESCOTT SAID his top choice is to play in the Pac-10, though he also has some interest in San Diego State. Cal has recently increased their recruiting efforts over the last month. He's been in contact with Cal offensive linemen coach Jim Michalczik for "a long time."

"He told me a while ago..he'd be the last person to offer me. (But) he said the next time my area (recruiting) coach is down there he wants to have a meeting at my house," said Prescott. "As of right now, I think it's early in the season so I'm kind of open to all offers right now."

Prescott has taken unofficials to UCLA and Cal since the season began.

THIS SEASON, Prescott already had, unofficially, 25-30 pancake blocks through his first three games.

There are eight minutes of 2007 highlight clips available on his player page.

William Prescott profile and video

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