Offensive lineman Jordan Rose of Freeman High School in Rockford, Wash. committed to Mike Leach and the Washington State football staff on Monday, according to Wazzu Watch. Rose joins outside linebacker Frank Luvu of Tafuna High School in Pago Pago, American Somoa, who committed to Leach and company on Friday, also via Wazzu Watch.
Rose is pegged as a 2-star prospect by Rivals and received a grade of 78 from 247 Sports. He has the size typical of a Leach offensive line recruit, checking in at 6'7, 295. The only other currently reported offer for Rose is from Idaho.
Coupled with 6'7, 305 Braden Eggert, the Cougs now have a massive duo in the 2014 recruiting class. Within a couple of years, WSU's front line will start to resemble Leach's at Texas Tech (at least in terms of size).
Here are some highlights of Rose from his NCSA recruiting page:
Luvu was given a grade of 88 and rated as a 3-star by 247 Sports, but has not been evaluated by the other major recruiting services. He already boasts decent size--measuring 6'1, 215. He holds no other reported offers, but that may be because of the lack of information that comes with Samoan recruits.
There is clearly a trend (a pipeline even?) in recruiting Samoa with Joe Salave'a. If they start making an impact, WSU may have found itself a way to even the recruiting playing field.
Check out a short, obstructed view compilation of Luvu highlights on Vimeo.