Unprecedented: Florida 4 visiting WSU in June

WHEN WSU OFFERED FOUR prospects from Orlando, Florida in April, many a Coug fan had the same reaction; What the Sam Hill is going on here? Football recruiting is, after all, controlled by geography and prospects generally stay close to home. But something unprecedented is happening here. WR Isiah Myers says they're coming to WSU on their own dime for an unofficial visit. And that happens in June.

When was the last time four prospects from Florida with WSU offers came up to unofficially visit the Palouse in June? Try never. But the distance between Pullman and Orlando, it daunts Myers (6-0, 175, 4.6) not at all.

"Washington State is pretty much my top school right now...Nobody has been hitting me as hard as Washington State is," said Myers.

Myers said he, WR Henry Eaddy and LB/S Darryl Monroe are coming to Pullman in June but he wasn't positive about S/LB Corian Hamilton. CF.C however got hold of Hamilton and he said if his three Olympia High teammates are going on an unofficial visit to Wazzu in June, then he is too.

"It will be late-June or maybe mid-June, because we don't get out of school until early June," said Myers. "...It has me excited because I kinda like new starts and meeting new people. I like adventures, I guess."

RUNNING THE RECRUITING point for WSU is assistant head coach Chris Ball, who established strong contacts with schools in Florida during his coaching stints with Alabama and Pittsburgh.

"He's actually a great guy, I really like him. He was one of the first coaches to show major interest in me. My mom called him and she really liked him. She could tell he was really family oriented. And we've talked about their offense, their quarterback, things like that," said Myers.

LAST SEASON, Olympia's first go-to option at receiver was Rashad Lawrence, who eventually committed to Northwestern. Myers also split time with a pair of senior receivers in the Titans' spread-offense.

But he made the most of his turns, with 437 receiving yards and most of that came in the first four games, when Lawrence was recovering from a broken collarbone. The senior-to-be could be poised to have a breakout season.

"Coach Ball said they liked my hands, that I have great hands and that I catch everything. And that my route running was pretty nice, and that I was a good person. We've talked and after one of those conversations he said he liked that I'm a great guy, a good person, humble and not too cocky. He said I was an all-around good receiver," said Myers.

MYERS IS ALSO hearing from South Florida, Ole Miss, Bowling Green, Marshall, Duke and others. He's a solid student and has achieved a qualifying test score.

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