Recruiting: Tracking past, present and future

SIGNING DAY IS IN the rearview mirror, but prospecting is never done -- even when you think it is. Catching up with Cougar recruits, past and present, who have been sidetracked in one form or another can be a job in itself. So read on for the latest on B.T. Walker's status and the changes of scenery for Eddie Vickers and James Bradley.
February 9, 2006

Offensive line depth takes a hit

WITH THE OPEN of fall camp three weeks away, the depth of Washington State's offensive line just got a little thinner. WSU's Sports Information Department said late Friday afternoon that big Eddie Vickers doesn't currently meet eligibility requirements and will be forced to redshirt this season.
July 15, 2005

SPRING BALL DAY ONE: Impressive gains and losses

<b>PULLMAN--The 2005 Cougar football team opened spring drills on a rain-swept field on Tuesday afternoon. Josh Swogger was under center looking to stretch the defense, Jason Hill was running fly routes and Aaron Johnson was busy abusing the sleds. But on Tuesday, poor weather conditions out on the Palouse hampered players already trying to shake off four months of rust. But that couldn't overshadow some notable gains and losses that have taken place this offseason in the weight room.
March 22, 2005

WSU's young hosses look to earn seat at the table

<b>ANDY ROOF, DAN Rowlands and Eddie Vickers -- the most touted bunch of offensive linemen in one Cougar recruiting class in many years -- take off the training wheels in less than two weeks. After a season redshirting, the threesome will be counted on to contribute in a big way in 2005. The graduation to that next level starts when spring workouts commence March 22.
March 10, 2005

Vickers talks about commitment

Eddie Vickers, a 6-4, 330-pound offensive lineman from Vancouver (Wash.) Columbia River, was in a bit of a predicament. He had some news he wanted to get off his chest, but couldn't find the people he needed to talk to. But eventually he hit the recruiting trifecta and Tuesday was able to give the nod that he, in fact, had confirmed his verbal commitment to Washington State.
August 20, 2003