Canadian DE/LB dumps Jayhawks for Cougs

FOR THE SECOND TIME in as many weeks, Washington State has lured a diamond-in-the-rough prep prospect away from his previous favorite. A week ago it was quarterback <b>Alex Brink</b>. Today, thanks in large part to new Cougar assistant coach <b>George Yarno</b>, it's a promising defensive end/linebacker from Canada.

Vancouver College Prep's Jon Conlin, who had committed verbally to Kansas, has changed course and cast his lot with WSU, reports allcanadagridiron.com.

Of note is that Conlin has grown two inches, to 6-foot-3, and added 12 pounds, to 240, since the start of the season. He's also shaved his 40 time down to 4.7.

Yarno, an assistant coach at Louisana State the past two seasons, was reported to have been wooing Conlin to Baton Rouge but then started the full-court press for the Cougars after joining Bill Doba's staff as offensive line coach.

Conlin will be the third Canadian on the Cougars, joining DE Adam Braidwood and middle linebacker Aaron Wagner.

Conlin played outside linebacker and rush end on defense, tight end and OL on offense.

No slouch in the class room, he drew interest from Stanford and Columbia.


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