Cali hoss gives WSU trip a big thumbs up

PAUL WULFF, A lauded four year starter himself on the offensive line during his Cougar playing days, looks for o-line prospects who are long of limb, with athleticism and good feet, and who have room to pack on beef. One hoss with a WSU offer who fits the description was out on the Palouse this weekend on his official, and mom came along. Here's his view of his all things crimson official trip.

OT William Prescott (6-5, 277)  
(Martin Luther High, Riverside Calif.)

Gut reaction:
"It was great, I really liked the whole atmosphere up there. It was a really great trip, I was really impressed," said Prescott.

Expectations:
"It exceeded my expectations -- especially during the game. Because even though they lost, I definitely saw some good things and they're definitely going in the right direction," said Prescott.

His take on Paul Wulff and Cougar coaching staff:
"I definitely liked the new coaching staff and what they're trying to accomplish. I definitely think they're going to get the program moving again. There's definitely a family atmosphere, you can tell it's a family community and there's definitely a family element to Wazzu," said Prescott.

Mom's take:
"She liked it, she thought it was really good," said Prescott.

Player host:
Andrew Roxas, of whom Prescott gave an enthusiastic, very big thumbs up.

How much of an impact this year will impact his decision:
"It kinda goes both ways, obviously I want them to win this year, but I'm looking more at the bigger picture. And Saturday I definitely saw some good things. I definitely think they're taking steps in the right direction," said Prescott.

Where he goes from here:
Both Cal and UCLA are recruiting hard but have not offered. "This is the only official visit I have planned because my other top choices like UCLA and Cal I've already been there a couple times," said Prescott.

The book on Prescott:
Athletic o-lineman who has a high ceiling -- he can get downfield and has a rangy frame to add more bulk. Few prep d-linemen in his league can match up to him this season -- unofficially, he had 25-30 pancake blocks through just the first three games.

Final thought:
"I think it's all going to come together soon (for WSU), that was the impression I got throughout the whole trip," said Prescott.

NOTABLE NOTES:
  • There are eight minutes of 2007 highlight clips available on his player page.

  • Washington State was the first to offer.

    William Prescott profile and video


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