To say we're pulling out all the stops as WSU inks its latest recruiting class would be a tremendous understatement.
Recruiting is the lifeblood of any college athletics program, and in that respect, there might not be a bigger day in a football team's calendar each year than National Signing Day -- annually the first Wednesday in February. In case you haven't been paying attention, that's tomorrow.
CougCenter is going to have you covered in every possible way, and we wanted to give you a little preview of what you can expect.
For starters, it would be a mistake to think that we're just firing it up tomorrow; we've been covering recruiting extensively throughout the year. If you've missed any of that, you can catch yourself right up at our WSU Football Recruiting hub, which prominently features our database and map of current commitments.
And just this week, Michael Preston hosted a recruiting-focused podcast featuring Cougfan.com's Braulio Perez and our Kyle Rancourt; Mark Sandritter and Rancourt have been teaming up to knock out positional previews and how they might be impacted by this signing class; and we've been all over the various flips and flops by the teenagers whose words we all hang on.
So, what can you expect tomorrow?
- The letters should start rolling in early (before 8 a.m. PT) via fax to WSU. We'll be ready to announce each one with our dedicated live chat, which is back by popular demand and has become a staple of our signing day coverage.
- Want text message alerts when each letter comes in or when a major development happens? We've got you covered.
- We'll update you throughout the day with any surprise developments. Remember C.J. Mizell? Anything like that happens, we'll be all over it.
- When the dust settles, we'll analyze the heck out of it with multiple stories. How did the class shake out? Who might contribute right away? Which sleepers have the potential to become impact players down the road? Where did the class end up ranking on the various recruiting services?
- Like podcasts? Good. Preston's going to host another one to assess the damage.
- And since it's never too early to look at 2014, we'll have a piece on WSU's needs for the next recruiting class.
Good enough for you? If you think you can handle it, we'll see you here in the morning.