2011 NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: What They're Saying About WSU Football's Recruiting Class

Nothing flashy here -- just going to pass along the news that's out there regarding the 2011 WSU football recruiting class for your listening and reading enjoyment.

First off, Brian had a little recap below of Paul Wulff's teleconference, but since most of you probably didn't get to hear it, here's some audio of Wulff talking about the highlights of the class with Ian Furness on 950-KJR in Seattle. It's a good listen:

He also had this live chat this morning.

EDIT: WSU has made his entire press conference available on YouTube. Watch below!

Next, here are the wrapup stories from two of the best:

WSU goes big, not flashy - Spokesman.com - Feb. 2, 2011
Despite the splash of the receivers, the emphasis in Wulff’s fourth group was on bigs, with WSU already having 12 offensive or defensive linemen among its 25 players announced Wednesday and more expected before the signing period ends April 1.

Bud Withers | Washington State's signing class puts emphasis on linemen | Seattle Times Newspaper
Washington State posted a recruiting list of 25 new football recruits Wednesday, a class notable for its emphasis on linemen, particularly from junior colleges, and an incursion for high school talent into the state of Florida.

As usual, Grippi expands on the standard story with some excellent notes on his blog. Be sure to click this link -- it's required reading:

More on WSU's football signing class - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Feb. 2, 2011
Some of the highlights from Wulff's conference included the news that Max Gama, a safety/linebacker from La Mirada, Calif., will probably grayshirt and that Alex Mitchell and Wendell Taiese both have some academic work that needs to get done before they'll be available, which might have explained why they weren't recruited as heavily as one might expect.

Everyone loves rankings. Unfortunately, the rankings don't love us:

Scout.com College Football Team Recruiting Rankings
Cougs ranked No. 52 overall; however, based on average stars, it would be much lower.

Scout.com College Football Team Recruiting Rankings
Cougs ranked 8th in Pac-12; however, they have the lowest average star rating at 2.37.

Rivals.com Football Recruiting - Pac-12 rankings: Nothing new for USC
Cougs ranked 12th: "Some positive news: Four-star offensive guard Alex Mitchell is supposed to commit to the Cougars next week and three-star tight end Mansel Simmons committed on Wednesday. Some bad news: The Cougars still find themselves on the bottom of the Pac-10 rankings."

And last, if our recruiting list wasn't enough for you, you can check these out:

WASHINGTON STATE OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE - 2011 Cougar Signing Day Central
The official list. Has links to video on every recruit that we don't have.

Cougfan.com: 25 NEW COUGARS ARE IN
Quick takes on most of the guys who signed letters from the Cougfan.com staff.

Washington State's 2011 class - Spokesman.com - Feb. 2, 2011
A listing of all the players with the official bios given out by WSU. 

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