This is starting to get a little ridiculous.
Just days after teammate Tracy Clark announced he was coming to WSU, receiver Robert Jiles of Pittsburg (Calif.) High School said today that he is coming to WSU, according to Cougfan.com and the San Francisco Chronicle. It's the 14th known verbal commitment for Paul Wulff and his staff.
Jiles is a two-star receiver, and there seems to be slight disagreement on his size -- Scout.com has him listed at 6-0/185, while Scouts, Inc. has him listed at 5-11/182. Scout.com reports him to have 4.47 40 speed. There are no written evaluations out there that I can find, and I also can't find any free video (although there might be some on the ESPN page -- it won't load up while I'm at school, so I can't be sure).
The barrage of commitments leaves the Cougs tied for third in the conference for commitments right now. And while early commitments don't necessarily mean recruiting is going well -- after all, the guys who are committing still have to be able to play -- but I certainly think it says something about how Wulff and his staff are selling the program. It can't hurt that the other, more high-profile guys the Cougs are recruiting are seeing players flock to the program in droves.
And it certainly can't hurt for the recruitment of four-star safety Erick Dargan, who is a teammate of Clark and Jiles in Pittsburg and took his official visit the same weekend as the other two (against Stanford).
I will say this about Jiles, in lieu of seeing him: If that 40 time is legit, he'll bring a much-needed stretch-the-field speed element to the receiving corps.