New Coug Eaddy has speed to thrill

SPEED. HENRY EADDY, the Orlando-area receiver who verballed to the Cougars on Tuesday, has it. He's short in stature, but add the 4.39 speed in the 40 and combine it with a pogo stick-like 42 inch vertical and you have an offensive weapon that can indeed go vertical, horizontal and all points in between. Eaddy told CF.C one of the key reasons he gave his oral pledge to Washington State was...

The sense of family at Washington State.

Henry Eaddy, along with Orlando-area prospects Isiah Myers and Darryl Monroe, arrived out on the Palouse on Saturday and within 24 hours, Eaddy knew Wazzu was what he was looking for.

Washington State made it feel like home," said Eaddy. "They're all genuine people there. Everyone was so nice and they want to help you succeed. And that's what I want to do, succeed in life there. They're going to help me live my dream.

"On Sunday is when I felt like I was going to commit. I felt like I was going to blend in well with everybody there. It was honestly just a family there."

EADDY'S CAMP AND COMBINE PERFORMANCES this spring and summer have been eye openers -- he clocked a 4.39 in the 40 and a vertical jump of 42 inches.

The 42 inch vertical is the top national mark this year at a NIKE SPARQ event.

At the Miami NIKE Combine, with loads of prep talent on hand, Eaddy was the top-rated SPARQ tester present with a score of 118.26.

Eaddy (5-7.5, 170, 4.39) is ranked No. 39 in the latest Sentinel 2011 Central Florida Super60 released on Sunday.

EADDY HAS SPEED, yes, but he also has some shake. He said one of the things WSU liked best about him was how versatile he is and how good he is at making yards after the catch.

Playing behind seniors last season at Olympia High, Eaddy had 17 receptions for 221 yards (13.0 ypc) with 2 TDs, along with 29 carries for 281 yards (9.7 ypc) and three scores.

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