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Roster tracking: A closer look at WSU's roster heading into fall camp

Miss any of the roster turnover since the end of the season? We have that and a scholarship breakdown in the latest look at WSU's roster.


If I've learned anything about college football rosters, it's that they are outrageously large and are constantly changing. Players make headlines when they sign a letter of intent, but many are quickly forgotten when they become depth chart fodder on the giant rosters.

Some players stay four, five or even six years while others may last a year, or even a few weeks. Schools are limited to 85 scholarship players during the season, but adding walk-ons the rosters swell to over 100 players. With players coming and going and the sheer size of the roster, it can be difficult to keep track of everything. I've kept an unofficial scholarship tally in recent seasons, but decided to organize things a bit.

The table below shows eligibility and scholarship numbers by position. A few quick notes before we get to the chart. First, it's impossible to know the exact details of who's on scholarship, so consider this the most educated guess I can make. Second, this is done assuming all of the incoming freshman will redshirt in 2013. That obviously won't be the case so a few players from the 2017 column will move into 2016. Finally, try not to focus too much on positions as guys move around. Isaac Dotson is currently listed as a quarterback, but that could obviously change.

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

QB 4 Connor Halliday* Austin Apodaca*

Isaac Dotson

Tyler Bruggman

RB 6 Leon Brooks*

Theron West*

Marcus Mason

Jeremiah Laufasa*

Kyle Lappano*

Teondray Caldwell

Gerard Wicks

Jamal Morrow

WR 10

Kristoff Williams*

Bobby Ratliff*

Isiah Myers

Vince Mayle

Rickey Galvin*

Tyler Baker*

Dominique Williams*

Gabe Marks

Brett Bartolone

Conner Johnson*

Adam West*

Robert Lewis

River Cracraft
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*

Andy Agen

B.J. Salmonson

Carlos Freeman

Matt Meyer

Cody O'Connell

Cole Madison

Riley Sorenson

DE 6

Jeff Waldner*

Matthew Bock*

Lyman Faoliu

Xavier Cooper*

Destiny Vaeao

Sherman Hutcherson

Paulo Lepua

Emmitt Su'a-Kalio

DT 8 Ioane Guata Toni Pole*

Moritz Christ*

Darryl Paulo*

Austin Brown*

Robert Barber*

Gerald Sterling

Daniel Ekuale


Logan Mayes

Ivan McLennan

Kache Palacio
LB 10

Jared Byers*

Eric Oertel

Justin Sagote

Cyrus Coen

Chester Sua

Darryl Monroe*

Tana Pritchard*

Max Hersey*

Jeremiah Allison

Peyton Pelluer
CB 8

Anthony Carpenter*

Nolan Washington*

Damante Horton

Tracy Clark*

Beau Glover*

Alex Jackson*

Rahmel Dockery*

Charleston White

Daquawn Brown

S 7

Casey Locker*

Deone Bucannon

Bennett Bontemps

Mitchell Peterson*

Mike McAdie*

Taylor Taliulu

Michael Fields

Feddie Davey

Paris Taylor

Parkey Henry*

David Bucannon*

Darius Lemora
K 1 Andrew Furney

Thomas Fossedal

Wes Concepcion

P 1 Michael Bowlin*
LS 0

Ryan Saparto*

Alex Den Bleyker

Totals 81 16 18 18 11 18

As you can see, WSU still has some wiggle run under the 85-scholarship maximum. They could give a walk-on or two a scholarship, but they are more likely to keep a few spots open to ensure they can take a maximum recruiting class again in 2014.

Numbers wise, the Cougars are in good shape at nearly every spot outside of quarterback. Having two non-freshman scholarship quarterbacks is not ideal. With healthy numbers at the other positions, it wouldn't surprise me if WSU took two quarterbacks -- including possibly a junior college player -- in the next recruiting cycle.

Special teams will also have to get addressed soon as there is currently one punter on the roster and very little in the pipeline at kicker or punter. The rest of the positions, for the most part, have a nice blend of experience and youth.

The members of the 2013 recruiting class have started to arrive on campus with the rest slated to arrive in August. There could still be some roster turnover before the start of fall camp, but I'll put together an updated breakdown when the fall camp roster is released.