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WSU football recruiting: California athlete Tayler Hawkins has Cougs in his final two

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The highly touted Palm Springs product will choose between the Cougs and San Diego St.

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As signing day nears, WSU may be closing in on at least one more commitment. Wide receiver/cornerback Tayler Hawkins, who visited Pullman Jan. 15, has narrowed his list to just WSU and San Diego St. This news comes after he had been considering Colorado and had taken an official visit to Boulder in December.

Hawkins has impressive size for a potential defensive back as he's listed at 6-foot-1 and 179 pounds. He is rated as a composite three-star prospect and holds offers from Washington, Arizona State, and Nevada, among others. In the video linked above, Greg Biggins of Scout suspects that Hawkins is currently leaning towards choosing the Cougs. This, of course, wouldn't be the first time WSU beat SDSU in a recruiting battle this cycle, after flipping former Aztec commit Danny Bender earlier this week.

One thing to keep an eye on with Hawkins' recruitment is whether the Cougs will have space for him. WSU appears to be at the maximum of 25 players committed or signed at the moment, but that is subject to change. The Cougs also have 4 commits each at both cornerback and wide receiver as I write, so it will be interesting to see, if Hawkins commits, how WSU fits him in.

In case you were wondering about Hawkins' highlight reel, I've embedded it below.

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Football:

Tayler Hawkins Will Decide Between SDSU and Washington State - Football Recruiting - Scout
Palm Springs (Calif.) defensive back Tayler Hawkins has cut his list to San Diego State and Washington State and could be close to making a decision.

Former Seahawk has questions about Tom Cable's strategy with offensive line - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Former Seahawks center Robbie Tobeck said Tom Cable's penchant for converting players to the offensive line isn't an effective way to build an O-line in the NFL.

Men's Basketball:

Washington State Cougars vs. Southern California Trojans Recap - CBSSports.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) Katin Reinhardt scored 18 points and Southern California remained perfect at home with an 81-71 victory over Washington State on Thursday night.

Women's Basketball:

Cal women aim to snap out of rut against Washington State - SFGate
After playing six of their first eight Pac-12 games on the road, the Bears will leave Berkeley just once in the next two-plus weeks. They host Washington State, loser of three of its past four, on Friday night.

Athletics:

Director of Athletics Bill Moos Podcast - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
During his latest podcast, conducted Thursday morning, Director of Athletics Bill Moos looks ahead to a busy weekend of Cougar Athletics with men's and women's basketball, track and field, men's golf competing away from Pullman, and swimming and tennis home.