Cougs host OT with the right mentality

THERE'S A CERTAIN mentality successful offensive linemen carry. Paul Wulff has said from the start he wants his guys up front to be athletic, yes, but he also dearly wants them to be downright mean and nasty on the field. Coming to visit this weekend is an o-lineman prospect who embodies the sentiment.

Jon Caspers (6-5, 295) says being a top notch offensive lineman is not complicated.

Simply put, he wants to be the top ass-whupper out on the gridiron.

"You strive for being that ass-whupper. I hope by the end of the season I can be considered that...Hard work pays off," said Caspers.

Caspers holds offers Washington State and Iowa State. Arizona is also lurking and in close contact.

He's scheduled to graduate in December from North Dakota State College of Science JC and will have 3-to-play-2 at the next level.

"I'm looking for my field in Agriculture, I want to be sure that I get a good degree," said Caspers. "That's my No. 1 priority.

"With Washington State and Iowa State, they're some of the top two in the nation in Ag programs."

WASHINGTON STATE DOESN'T go after a lot of guys from as far away as North Dakota but Caspers sent his tape to WSU back in the winter and they've been recruiting him ever since.

His ability to pancake in close while also charging beyond the line of scrimmage and making downfield blocks resulted in a WSU offer.

"They said they like my size, my speed and that I'm a hard worker," said Caspers.

Caspers said he plans on taking an official trip to Iowa State later this year before making his decision.

"I don't want to do anything rash because there are going to be a lot of emotions flying around (on the weekend). When a decision is made it will have been something that (my coach) and I have sat down over, considered, talked about and ironed out," said Caspers.

Washington State seems like a great place. I'm very excited to go out there.

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