Well that was a whirlwind few days. After Markell Sanders committed this Sunday, both Peyton Pelluer and River Cracraft committed yesterday. CF.C first reported the Pelluer commit, while Greg Biggins of Scout.com was the first on Cracraft. I'm trying to spread these out a little, so we'll talk about Pelluer first, and Cracraft's evaluation will be posted later today.
Pelluer is a 2 star MLB (6'2, 225) from Sammamish's Skyline HS who also held offers from Arizona State, Colorado, and Wyoming. Take that, Cowboys!
Pelluer has a great motor and always seems to be in the right place at the right time. I think 2 stars is a little low and wouldn't at all be surprised if he gets bumped to higher than a 3 star. I think once is all said and done, though, he'll be at the very least a 3 star. His size is a big plus, as most HS 'backers take some time to fill out. Pelluer is already there. This kid is an absolute monster statistically, as he's putting up video game numbers in the tackle department. His sophomore year (2010), he raked up a ridiculous 176 total tackles (110 solo) which lead the state. His junior year (2011), he compiled a meager 153 total tackles (122 solo), so he'll probably continue to fall off when he only gets 140 or so as a senior. Yawn. Such a disappointment.
Seriously though, that's an absurd amount of tackles.
Pelluer is what we call a "legacy". Peyton's father Scott played OLB for the Cougs in the late 70s. Also of note: Peyton's brother Cooper is a LB for the Huskies. House divided!
I love that we're beating out other Pac 12 schools for recruits instead of Big Sky schools (you're welcome, Weber State). Pelluer has a chance to see the field early in his career, and even though my stance on redshirting kids is pretty well known, I wouldn't mind seeing him suit up for the Cougars sooner than later. Great get by Leach.
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