If that's the case, you'd think the 6-foot-6 1/2 Aaron Dunn, who has been verbally committed to WSU since he was high school sophomore, would have been a slam dunk for the blue list.
All but Dunn made the Times' blue-chip list.
How he was relegated to red-chip status by the Times ranks right up there with Marcus Trufant being excluded in 1999, Brandon Gibson in 2005, and Travis Long last year.
Or maybe it's even worse than those glaring omissions, because Dunn has been on the major college recruiting radar since he was a freshman in high school. His work on the football field and basketball court has been generating oohs and aahs in the GSL since he was 14-friggin-years-old.
His potential is so great that Cal coach Jeff Tedford absolutely positively refused to take no for an answer this fall when Dunn kept reiterating his verbal allegiance to WSU. The calls coming from Berkeley were numerous and dogged.
One long-time Spokane coach who has watched Dunn from across the field told CF.C recently that "he's as good a prospect as I've ever seen in this area and we've sent a ton of kids to the Pac-10, Notre Dame and elsewhere over the years. Dunn is big, almost freakishly athletic and a great student."
If that's not blue chip, I don't know what is.
So be it. If Dunn must follow in the footsteps of Trufant, Gibson and Long on the Times' roster of great misses, the bet here is that Paul Wulff won't mind at all.