Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
The Cougars added a verbal commitment late Monday night when high school offensive lineman Riley Sorenson committed to WSU.
National Signing day is just two days away and while most players have made their verbal commitments, there are still a few big players yet to announce. WSU landed one of those big players on Monday when offensive lineman Riley Sorenson verbally committed to Washington State, according to Dan Albano of OCVarsity.com.
Sorenson is a big commitment for the Cougars both figuratively and literally. At 6'4, 325 pounds, he fits the mold of huge offensive lineman Mike Leach used at Texas Tech. In order to land Sorenson, WSU had to beat out a number of Pac-12 schools. Sorenson had reported offers from California, Colorado, Washington and UCLA among others. He is universally ranked as a 3-star recruit and checks in as the No. 67 offensive line recruit according to Scout.com.
Monday's news came as a bit of a surprise to many as Cal and Washington were thought to be the favorites to land Sorenson. His path to Washington State is also a unique one for a recruit. While many recruits take all five of their official visits -- whether they've verbally committed or not -- Sorenson didn't take any of his. Instead, according to Albano, he made an unofficial visit to Pullman in spring, but never took an official visit to any school.
As part of WSU's 2013 recruiting class, Sorenson will join his High School teammate River Cracraft. Both attend Santa Margarita Catholic High School. That would also be the High School of Klay Thompson.