Recruit w/ familiar name out on Wazzu weekend

THE FATHER was a four-year starter for the Cougars and later played six seasons in the NFL. This past weekend, his son, a 6-3.5, 215-pounder, was at Washington State for a junior day event out on the Palouse. But might he play tight end at the next level, or could he follow in the footsteps of his father at linebacker.

Skyline's Cooper Pelluer, son of Scott Pelluer, gave an enthusiastic two thumbs up to his Pullman unofficial visit this past weekend.

"It went really good. I was very impressed with the facilities they had there. The whole coaching staff, I connected with them," said Pelluer.

Where he might line up in college appears yet to be determined. He's rated No. 47 on's Northwest Fab 50 list as a wide receiver but when it was time to break off into position meetings in Pullman, Pelluer went with Travis Niekamp and the linebackers.

He could also wind up on offense in college, though probably not at receiver.

"The tight ends coach at Wazzu wants me to work with him this summer at their camp," said Pelluer. "..I definitely like catching the ball and I have the bloodlines in me that makes me just love hitting people. I haven't run a 40 lately but it's around a 4.7."

PELLUER AND THE visiting recruits all went on a campus tour with the Wazzu coaches but he also had his own personal tour guide along for the weekend.

"It was just my mom and I, my dad was feeling a little under the weather. She just loved it...seeing how everything had changed and all the new facilities and telling me which places used to be what, where she used to hang out and where she lived. It was awesome," said Pelluer.

A return date to the Palouse looks to be in the cards in the near future.

"I'm definitely going to try and get back there, possibly for spring ball, definitely think I'm going to be going to their summer camp in June," said Pelluer.

PELLUER SAID THE finish of the hoops game, watching Taylor Rochestie hit the long distance game winner, was a thrill and a half.

"The basketball game against ASU, was just amazing," said Pelluer. "I thought he was going to just take it in and then all of a sudden, he pulls up and sinks it. What an awesome way to finish up your Cougar career at home."

In addition to Washington State, Pelluer said he's been hearing from Oregon State and Washington and has yet to receive his first college scholarship offer. The Huskies have invited him out for spring ball practices, summer camp and for their junior day this weekend but Pelluer will be in Las Vegas.

"I'm going down this weekend for a 7-on-7 tournament with a state of Washington's me, (Jake) Heaps, Kasen (Williams), Anthony DeMatteo, Jamaal Kearse, Chris Young, a bunch of other guys around the state," said Pelluer.

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