WSU adds another verbal commitment


Waiting for the NFC Championship game? Kill some time with links about the basketball loss to Cal and some recruiting updates.

People use Twitter in a variety of ways. Some use it to troll, others to follow their favorite celebrities. Some just use it for news. If you're a WSU football fan, you can use it to see smoke signals about WSU's football recruiting class. While some coaches tweet "woof" or "fight on" or whatever when a player commits, WSU has it's own approach.

When a player verbally commits, the WSU football twitter account sends out a tweet like it did on Saturday:

Similar tweets are typically followed with news of the latest verbal commitment. That news did not come on Saturday, so while we're pretty sure someone committed, we're still not sure who. WSU is hosting nine official visitors including five not committed to WSU. That means one of Barry Ware, Brayden Lenius, Marcus Davis, Patrick Choudja or Jalen Canty likely verballed. If Canty's name isn't familiar, it's because word of him officially visiting leaked out late. He's currently committed to Fresno State and here is what Britton Ransford of had to say in our comments late Saturday night:

He's a really interesting prospect. Freak athlete and big kid at 6-foot-8, 260-pounds. Prior to picking up an offer from WSU in October, he was only being recruited as a hoops prospect with offers from UW, Boise St., Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Colorado and others. He then picked up an offer from Fresno St. and committed a month ago. As a senior, he had 22 sacks as a defensive end while also playing tight end for Vallejo (Cali.) St. Vincent St. Patrick. Washington State is recruiting him as an athlete, but I could see him moving over to offensive tackle in the long-term.

He's good friends with fellow visitor and defensive end target Patrick Choudja, so they're two names to watch in the coming days and weeks leading up to signing day. Here's his his tape, it's worth a look.

The WSU Twitter account tweeted out their customary "commitment tweet" on Saturday evening. I choose not to reach out to prospects during their visits, so there will be more on that commitment after the Hawks game tomorrow.

If you find that interesting, you should probably consider signing up for a WazzuWatch membership. That's the type of insight Britton provides on the message boards all the time. No better time than a few weeks ahead of signing day.

We'll be back with more when the commitment news rolls out.

Women's basketball:

Cougars Close Out Homestand Sunday Against Utah - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
COUGARS WRAP UP HOMESTAND SUNDAY AGAINST UTAH: Washington State University (11-6, 5-0 Pac-12) will close out its homestand hosting the University of Utah (7-9, 0-5 Pac-12) Sunday at Noon on the Pac-12 Networks.

Men's basketball:

Cougars Lose At California, 76-51 - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Richard Solomon had 12 points and nine rebounds, Tyrone Wallace added 13 points and California remained unbeaten in Pac-12 Conference play with a 76-51 win over Washington State on Saturday.

Golden Bears topple Cougars - - Jan. 18, 2014
For the third time this season, the Washington State basketball team showed the talent and skill to build a lead on the road against a Pac-12 team. And for the third time this season the Cougars lacked the depth to sustain it, falling 76-55 at California on Saturday.

Cal MBB vs. Washington State 2014: A 1208-word Q & A with CougCenter - California Golden Blogs
California looks to run its Pac-12 record to 5-0 today against the Washington State Cougars. Jeff, Sherwood, and Powers of CougCenter, SBNation's Washington State community, metaphorically sat down with us to talk about Klay Thompson's old squad.

California starts slowly before routing Cougars | Cougar Basketball | The Seattle Times
California coach Mike Montgomery had an uneasy feeling about his team long before the opening tip-off against Washington State.

Cal tops Washington State to stay unbeaten in Pac-12 - San Jose Mercury News
There were plenty of imperfections in a 76-55 victory Saturday over Washington State that kept Cal perfect in the Pac-12 Conference.

Recap: California vs. Washington St | Washington State University | The News Tribune
Justin Cobbs tallied 16 points, seven assists and five rebounds as the California Golden Bears completed a 76-55 rout of the Washington State Cougars in a Pac-12 Conference matchup at Haas Pavilion.

WSU athletics

Cougars to be Honored in Seattle - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
ashington State University soccer standout Micaela Castain and legendary baseball head coach Bobo Brayton will be honored at the 79th Annual MTR Western Sports Start of the Year event.

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