Incoming WSU hoss won't grayshirt afterall

OFFENSIVE TACKLE William Prescott, originally set to grayshirt and enroll at Washington State in January, will now report for fall camp on scholarship, head coach Paul Wulff tells CF.C. Prescott, a freshman from Riverside, Calif., has bulked up significantly since winter and said he's chomping at the bit to start knocking heads.

"Coach Wulff called me two days ago, let me know there was a spot for me and that he wanted me to come up on Aug. 7," William Prescott told CF.C today. "He asked me if I was prepared and I said yes, I'm ready to go."

Prescott said he has been working out "real hard" on a daily basis this spring and summer. At 6-5, Prescott now tips the scales at 290 pounds. He weighed 277 back in February.

"I'm ready to do it, I'm excited to get up and into the program earlier than when I was supposed to do it. Here I come, Wazzu!" said Prescott.

During his 2008 senior season at Riverside King, Prescott was a first-team all-league pick and placed sixth in the state in weight-lifting championships.

Wulff, in a wide-ranging interview with CF.C that will be published shortly, said he has one additional scholarship spot open right now and that he may be hand it out during fall camp, which commences on August 9. Schools are allowed 85 scholarships by the NCAA.

Wulff noted that fall camp also will be used to select team captains. Players will have a voice in the selections, Wulff said. Last season, captains were picked by coaches on a game-by-game basis.

Brandon Rankin and Jamal Atofau are the remaining two incoming Cougars from the signing class who are either not already at Washington State or delaying enrollment. Rankin appears a probable January 2010 enrollee who will take this fall to wrap up his AA degree. Atofau is expected to join the Cougs in time for fall camp in August.

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