ROUNDUP: Official visitors laud WSU trips

WASHINGTON STATE HISTORICALLY has one of the best official visit to commit ratios in the Pac-10 and Paul Wulff since he's been in Pullman has continued the trend. The Cougs got two immediate verbal commitments this past weekend from prep trippers while the remainder spoke excitedly about the sense of family at WSU while giving the crimson and gray experience two enthusiastic thumbs up.

Wide receiver prospects Robert Jiles and Marquess Wilson, and CB Tracy Clark, were part of an 8-man group taking official visits to Pullman this past weekend (see previous published articles on CF.C if you missed any of the others). In phone interviews with this trio, the recurring theme was "WSU family."

"They had been telling me it was just like Tulare --a small family community -- and it was," said Wilson.

"I liked the environment and the people," said Jiles. "The town is really close to everything, it's just all about being a Cougar."

Clark said he was also struck by how much the Cougar players knew about him.

"I had a good time, I enjoyed spending time with the team and I learned a lot about the program. I really enjoyed myself. The players knew all about me and I had never been there before," said Clark.

None of the three made an immediate decision during the weekend like Asante Cleveland and Deone Bucannon did, but all said WSU post-visit has had a big impact on their decision making process.

"I didn't commit but we just said we would stay in touch and talk often -- very often, like every week," said Wilson. "I liked how the's such a family environment over there. I got along real nice and easy over there."

Asked if there was a thing or two that would have made the WSU trip any better, Jiles, Clark and Wilson all said they couldn't think of anything. All three also said they can see themselves at Washington State.

"I felt like I was at home," said Clark.

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