As expected, the group is headlined by all-state kicker and punter Jake Miller of Spokane's Central Valley High and record-setting kicker Andrew Furney of Burlington-Edison.
Other names that were expected include the speedy Sealby brothers from Wenatchee (Jacob and Lucas Sealby), standout lineman Brent Anderson of Kennewick, Craig Ehlo's son Austin Ehlo, a receiver from Spokane's Lewis & Clark High, and quarterback Gordy Anderson of South Kitsap.
But that's just the beginning.
Also in the mix this August are receiver Bennett Bontemps (5-11, 188) of Puyallup; receiver Justin Amundsen, a sophomore from Federal Way;
defensive end Austin Graves of Kennewick; linebacker Anthony Hammock of Oakridge, Oregon; tight end Zach Johnson of Stanwood; defensive end Jeff Waldner of Olympia; and safety Jack Wilson of Spokane's Gonzaga Prep.
In addition, Woodinville's Justin Mann, who transferred to WSU last winter from UCLA, is back in the fold on the defensive line. He'll be a third-year sophomore this season.
THE TWO SPECIALISTS, Miller and Furney, would appear to offer the most intrigue this season given the troubles incumbent placekicker Nico Grasu has last season.
Miller last season earned Seattle Times all-classifications All-State honors at punter and Tacoma New Tribune all-classifications All-State plaudits at kicker. He averaged 41.3 yards per punt, and made 25 of 27 PATs and 8 of 10 field goals, including a long of 50.
Furney is the all-time high school leader in career field goals in the state of Washington with 33. He also tied the state record for most makes in a season in 2009, with 14. He connected on 44-of-44 extra points his senior season, with 17 touchbacks on 59 kickoffs. He was named AP Class 2A All-State three straight years.
Walks ons: Some we knew about, some we didn't
Cougfan Top Stories
Moos confident WSU sells at least 7,000 tixTHE LAST TIME Washington State went to the Holiday Bowl in 2003 it had to request extra tickets beyond its allotment, ultimately selling 12,000 for the San Diego-based bowl game. …
Coug WR visitor: Pullman was a big surpriseTHREE-STAR wide receiver prospect Bryan Thompson out of Moreno Valley, Calif., didn’t know what to expect headed into his official visit to Washington State. He had heard plenty of…
OFFICIAL: WSU in Holiday Bowl vs. GophersWASHINGTON STATE is headed to the Holiday Bowl for the third time. The Cougars will play Minnesota of the Big Ten in the Dec. 27 game at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium, ESPN…
CFC TV: Grinch takes bullet for lossesPULLMAN - Washington State defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Alex Grinch said after the first bowl practice on Saturday that he's not ready to scrap the good things…
CougfanYesterday at 4:33 PM