A closer look at WSU's roster heading into Week 2

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A few players have left, a few redshirts have been burned at at least one walk-on is now on scholarship. Let's figure it all out.

With a few recent departures and a handful of redshirts coming off against Auburn, there has been a decent amount of change since the last time I took an in-depth look at WSU's roster. That of course, means it is time to bust out the roster table once again.

New walk-ons have been added, a few players have been removed and true freshman who played against Auburn have been moved to the 2016 column.

Key: Bold = scholarship player, Italic = walk-on, * = used redshirt season

Position
Scholarships
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
QB 3 Connor Halliday* Austin Apodaca*

Connor Ennis

Luke Falk

Domenic Rockey

Tyler Bruggman

RB 5 Leon Brooks*

Theron West*

Marcus Mason

Jeremiah Laufasa*

Kyle Lappano*

Teondray Caldwell

Parker Henry*

Gerard Wicks

WR 10

Vince Mayle

Bennett Bontemps

Kristoff Williams*

Bobby Ratliff*

Isiah Myers

Rickey Galvin*

Daniel Lilienthal

Drew Loftus

Tyler Baker*

Dominique Williams*

Gabe Marks

Brett Bartolone

Willie Roach*

River Cracraft

Robert Lewis

KeiWuan Miller

John Thompson

OL 17

Zach Brevick*

Matt Goetz*

Rico Forbes*

Elliott Bosch

John Fullington

Brent Anderson*

Jacob Seydel

Devonte McClain

Gunnar Eklund*

Joe Dahl*

Denzell Dotson*

Pierson Villarrubia*

Sam Flor*

Eduardo Middleton*

Carlos Freeman

B.J. Salmonson

Cody O'Connell

Cole Madison

Riley Sorenson

Andy Agen

Austin Kanouse

DE 4 Matthew Bock*

Jeff Waldner*

Lyman Faoliu

Xavier Cooper*

Sherman Hutcherson*

Emmitt Su'a-Kalio

DT 8 Ioane Gauta Toni Pole*

Moritz Christ*

Darryl Paulo*

Austin Brown*

Robert Barber*

Gerald Sterling

Daniel Ekuale

BUCK 3

Ivan McLennan

Kache Palacio

Destiny Vaeao

LB 11

Jared Byers*

Eric Oertel

Justin Sagote

Cyrus Coen

Chester Su'a

Darryl Monroe*

Tana Pritchard*

Max Hersey*

Jeremiah Allison

Feddie Davey

Peyton Pelluer

Nate DeRider

Nathan Hundeby

Austin Rapp

Michael Taliulu

CB 8

Anthony Carpenter*

Nolan Washington*

Damante Horton

Tracy Clark*

Beau Glover*

Alex Jackson*

Daquawn Brown

Charleston White

Jamal Morrow

Kahshan Greene

Kamel Greene

S 8

Casey Locker*

Deone Bucannon

Mitchell Peterson*

Taylor Taliulu

Michael Fields

Paris Taylor

David Bucannon*

Isaac Dotson

Darius Lemora
K 1 Andrew Furney

Wes Concepcion

P 1 Michael Bowlin* Thomas Fossedal Erik Powell
LS 0

Ryan Saparto*

Alex Den Bleyker

Jerred Sonneborn
Totals 79 18 16 18 12 15

The main changes since the last roster update were the departures of Rahmel Dockery, Logan Mayes, Matt Meyer and Paulo Lepua. Mitchell Peterson has been moved from a walk-on to a scholarship player after word came out that he was added to scholarship during fall camp.

With the moves, WSU is currently operating with an estimated 79 players on scholarship. With 18 seniors set to depart, WSU shouldn't have any issue taking a full recruiting class of 25 players in 2014. They may lose one spot in 2014 depending on what happens with Vince Mayle. He's currently listed as a senior, although Mike Leach said WSU is submitting paperwork in an attempt to get Mayle an extra year of eligibility.

It will be interesting to watch the redshirts over the next few games. The coaches said Chester Su'a could redshirt and it wouldn't surprise me if Jacob Seydel redshirts after suffering an apparent injury during practice. Ivan McLennan didn't play against Auburn, so there is also a chance he redshirts, especially if Destiny Vaeao and Kache Palacio are productive at BUCK.

Cornerback remains the biggest concern, both this season and moving into the future. The Cougars currently have six active scholarship corners, although two appear to be injured. Moving forward, WSU will lose three seniors next season and there isn't a lot of experienced depth behind them. Daquawn Brown is going to play a lot this season, but playing time for Alex Jackson and possibly Charleston White, especially in upcoming games against Idaho and Southern Utah, will be important.

We'll update things in a few weeks after there is a better idea of which freshman/newcomers are going to play. The next update will also include a tentative look at the incoming 2014 recruiting class.

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