The future comes today, Coug fans, and it is bright.
The fax machines will fire up in a couple of hours and WSU is expecting to receive upwards of 24 written commitments over the next few hours. By all accounts, the Cougars are primed to have one of their highest ranked classes in recent memory. If everyone who is expected to sign does fax in their letter of intent, Scout projects the Cougars to have the 33rd ranked class in the nation. Meanwhile, Rivals puts the projected class at 41st overall and 247Sports puts them at 37th. Regardless of where they end up, this class is only going to help the future of this football program.
We've had you covered with recruiting coverage over the past few weeks. You can read Mark recap all of the verbal commitments here. Michael had a chat with WSU recruiting guru Britton Ransford of WazzuWatch.com on the most recent episode of the CougCenter (half) Hour. You can find all of our recruiting news, including analysis of every commit when news of their verbal commitment came out, at our recruiting hub here.
Stay with us all day for the roller coaster ride that is signing day, we'll have all the info you need. In just a few hours, be sure to join the conversation with us all day in our live chat room. As the faxes rolls in (which you actually can watch here), we'll break the news with a new posts analyzing the players and, be sure to follow us (@CougCenter) as we'll tweet out the news too. Then, when it's all over, we'll be back to wrap it all up and tell you what we think.
DT Toki ‘excited’ to sign with Cougs | Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
On the eve of Wednesday’s national signing day, Washington State seems poised for a hard-earned victory in the recruitment of standout defensive lineman Thomas Toki.
Morning links: WSU adds a junior college receiver | The Spokesman-Review
Not long after the news that former WSU recruit Dahu Green had flipped to Oklahoma the Cougars secured the commitment of another receiver.
Silly commentary: Many 2015 National Signing Day commits got it wrong - MaxPreps
The main point for prep football players making commitments is to make the right choice for them. It's hardly a one-size-fits-all process, as there are considerations for education, playing time, geography and coaches. From what we've seen going through the MaxPreps 2015 National Signing Day page, only one guy made the absolute right choice.
Two-star Scoobs: Washington State Cougars - ESPN
We all know that recruiting is an inexact science, and Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright proves the point on his Twitter handle TwoStarScoob. That is the focus of this series. We'll run through each Pac-12 team and highlight a player who was low on star rating when he arrived on campus but became a critical guy.
Cal Poly football team expected to add Washington State defender | Cal Poly | SanLuisObispo
De La Salle graduate Kevin Griffin played as a true freshman cornerback for Cougars, but could play corner or safety for Cal Poly.
Pac-12 coaches teleconference: Men's basketball reaches midpoint of league play | Pac-12
For the first time since taking over as Washington State's head coach, Ernie Kent will travel to Eugene with his team. It will be something of a homecoming for Kent, who coached the Ducks from 1997-2010.
Ernie Kent Q&A: returning to Oregon | The Spokesman-Review
Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent spoke at length with the media on Tuesday. He talked about coaching at Oregon, where he played and coached, for the first time as a Pac-12 rival. Additionally, he talked about his team, who is improving and how the minutes are getting divvied up.
WSU Heads Back on the Road to Face Oregon State - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State University men’s basketball (10-11, 4-5) begins the second half of the 2014-15 Pac-12 season as it heads to Corvallis, Ore. to take on Oregon State (14-7, 5-4), Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at Gill Coliseum.