Washington State has put together a solid 2015 recruiting class, but the Cougars will have more work to do to keep the class in tact and now have an open spot to fill. Defensive tackle Dillon Faamatau flipped his verbal commitment from WSU to Arizona State on Monday, according to Britton Ransford and others.
Faamatau's flipped commitment comes a little more than a month after he committed to WSU. Faamatau took an official visit to ASU over the weekend and it apparently had quite the impact. Faamatau's coach simply said the defensive tackle "loved Arizona State" according to Brandon Huffman of Scout.
The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Faamatau is a consensus 3-star recruit and leaves a missing piece in WSU's recruiting class. Although the Cougars have compiled the makings of an excellent class, there isn't a ton of depth on the interior of the defensive line. Defensive tackle Thomas Toki is the only defensive tackle left in the class with Jeremiah Mitchell better suited at defensive end. That is a theme, as the Cougars are also lacking some depth along the defensive line thanks to the departures of Xavier Cooper and Toni Pole. Ngalu Tapa and Robert Barber are the only 300-plus pound players returning on the defensive line. It's possible Destiny Vaeao may switch from end to Cooper's defensive tackle position.
The attention now turns to how WSU will react. Britton mentioned the Cougars could show more interest in defensive end T.J. Fehoko who recently decommitted from Colorado. Fehoko is a defensive end, but could give the Cougars another option and is an excellent pass rusher.
The defections may not be over either. Cornerback Willie Sykes is going to announce his decision today. Sykes committed to WSU recently, but took a trip to Nebraska. Reading some tea leaves, it appears he'll probably flip as well.
Nine days to go. Buckle up.
Recruiting: Sykes plans to announce Tuesday : Latest Husker News
One recent Husker target from the Houston area is Willie Sykes, a 6-foot, 175-pound defensive back who visited Lincoln this past weekend. Sykes said Monday night, after Warren's tweet, that he and his family plan to release info about his recruiting status on Tuesday. "We're going to let the world know what I'm doing tomorrow."
Faamatau Flips to Sun Devils - Arizona State - Scout
Norwalk (Calif.) defensive lineman Dillon Faamatau visited Arizona State over the weekend. And the trip was good enough to have the three-star flip his commitment to the Sun Devils from Washington State, where he committed last month.
Colorado lands former Boise State running back - Boulder Daily Camera
Colorado will add former Boise State running back Aaron Baltazar to its 2015 roster. Baltazar posted a picture of himself wearing a CU No. 1 jersey during a visit to campus over the weekend and was congratulated by friends for choosing the Buffs.
Ernie Kent addressed the media on Monday and acknowledged that his team may be getting a little winded.