Which Coug rookies might suit up in '10?

PULLMAN -- Paul Wulff says it's far too early to publicly identify the first-year Cougars who are expected to suit up for the season opener Sept. 4 at Oklahoma State. However, the view from here is you would not be taking a huge gamble if you predicted a pair of frosh wide receivers and a running back will be in uniform at Stillwater. And they're not the only ones vying for early entrances..

Those wide receivers, Marquess Wilson and Kristoff Williams, along with running back Rickey Galvin have impressed in the fall camp's early going.

OL John Fullington, (see earlier CF.C report here and several other true freshmen have also turned heads in fall camp. Others who may be ready early include…

Kalafitoni Pole -- The 6-1, 291-pound defensive tackle from Union City, Calif., is loaded with potential. And he can flat out move for a guy his size. "He's very mature," Wulff said. "A great, great character guy. He's definitely got some raw athletic ability."

C.J. Mizell -- A Cougar recruit out of Florida, from where Wulff has four more commits in the '11 class, Mizell is still shaking off some of the rust after sitting out last season. But every now and again, Mizell shows why coming out of high school he was rated the No. 5 strongside linebacker in the country two years ago by Scout.com.

Connor Halliday -- It's easy to see why the former Spokane prep whiz piled up a gazillion passing yards in Ferris' pass-happy offense. It's also easy to see why the Cougars plan to redshirt Halliday, since he packs just 175 pounds on his lanky 6-4 frame.

THERE ARE WALK-ON candidates for early playing time as well, including...

Andrew Furney -- Like most freshman kickers and punters, Furney is a walk-on, but that could definitely change at some point. The Burlington-Edison High graduate has a big-time leg and is pushing senior Nico Grasu for the kicking job.

Jake Miller -- The lean, left-footed walk-on has been booming punts in practice and is the heir apparent to Forrest. Miller is also working as a place-kicker -- he kicked and punted quite well at Central Valley High in Spokane Valley -- but you don't see too many 6-5 place-kickers.

Lucas Sealby and Jacob Sealby -- Few walk-on linebackers in the 190-pound range ever touch the field in the Pac-10, but even fewer linebackers of any size run like these twins out of Wenatchee High. Give 'em a year or two in the weight room and see what happens. But might they help WSU this year on special teams?

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