Bay Area record-setting WR high on Cougs

PAUL WULFF, SINCE coming to WSU, has elevated the crimson reach into the Bay Area -- WSU signed 7-of-20 from the Bay Area's "Cream of the Crop" in February, the most to sign with any one school in the list's 28-year history. This recruiting cycle, a Bay Area WR who led the nation in receiving yards his junior year. He was in Pullman this past weekend, and raved about the experience.

Bryce McGovern (5-11, 190) has unofficially visited every Pac-10 campus this spring except for the Arizona schools. He was at Washington State this past weekend.

"It's at the top of my list right now," said McGovern. "From what I saw, it was very impressive. It measured right up there with anyone."

McGOVERN TRAVELED TO the Palouse with his father and uncle.

"I really, really enjoyed it, we all did," said McGovern. "I was very impressed with everything. The college town stood out to me -- I love Pullman... I like how the campus is set up with the stadium right smack dab in the middle of campus.

"Overall, I was really, really impressed with everything I saw. Everybody who was there seemed to be having a great time."

McGovern said he connected with receivers coach Mike Levenseller and offensive coordinator Todd Sturdy during his stay in Pullman.

"I talked to coach Levenseller a good amount, he was with me, my dad and my uncle a lot. Talking to him, it was like everything you could ever want to know, how Washington State is coached, everything...I also talked to coach Sturdy a lot. He was extremely nice, they were all fun to talk with," said McGovern.

McGovern, however, said he is not close to making a decision.

"I wouldn't say it's way, way down the road but I'm definitely keeping my mind open right now," said McGovern.

McGovern said apart from Washington State, he's hearing the most from Oregon, Oregon State, Cal, UCLA, ASU and "a little bit" from Stanford. He hopes to camp at Cal, Oregon, OSU, Stanford and UCLA this summer.

AMONG McGOVERN'S honors and accolades as a junior in 2009, he was named an NCS Scholar Athlete Award (3.83 GPA), All-East Bay and All-Metro first team offense , All-League first team offense and defense and the NCS All-Purpose Player of the Year.

In addition to his receiving yards record, he also set the new Northern California mark for receptions in a season with 106.

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