Cougs offer 6-foot-6 sleeper lineman

HIS PREP COACH was expecting to field a number of Pac-10 offers this year for him. But when the 6-foot-6 offensive tackle prospect suffered a season ending injury just two weeks into his senior season, Pac-10 interest slowed way down. But WSU got a look at tape from his first two games not long ago and this week, the Cougars offered him a full ride.

Jacob Ehm (6-6, 255, 4.79) out of Scottsdale's Chaparral High, it's safe to say, has a pretty fair upside.

He didn't have much senior tape to send out due to the early season injury. Nonetheless, he received four of his five scholarship offers after tearing his ACL, the latest coming from the Cougs. Assistant Rich Rasmussen is running the point on Ehm for WSU.

"I sent my film out probably 3-4 weeks ago, he called me about two weeks ago and he said they saw my film and they liked what they saw. And then they offered me (Monday)," said Ehm.

THIS WAS SUPPOSED to be a breakout year for Ehm. His junior year, he played behind Taylor Lewan, who signed with Michigan in '09. Then he had to shut it down his senior season after two games.

But not many guys who stand 6-foot-6 can clock a 4.79 in the 40.

"WSU said they liked the improvement between this spring and my senior year, and they like my athleticism," said Ehm.

Ehm is scheduled to visit WSU on Jan. 16.

AS FOR HIS knee, the prognosis is good. Dr. Thomas Carter, the team doctor for the Phoenix Suns, performed the surgery.

"It's doing great, I'm walking fine on it and everything...He said last time I went to see him that I was looking good," said Ehm.

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