Today is the start of the junior college mid-year transfer period for football and so far, it's been great news for Washington State.
Yesterday, offensive tackle Robert Valencia from Community College of San Francisco announced his commitment to Washington State on Twitter.
Proud to announce that I will be a Wazzu Coug #GoCougs @67outlaw @coachjimcollins @jim_mastro @CoachMcGuireWSU pic.twitter.com/u4eE7zam9c— Robert Valencia (@RobN_Valencia) December 14, 2016
Valencia is a 4-star, 6'6", 295-pound tackle who also had offers from Oregon, Cal, Utah and Texas Tech. But he's not the CCSF player making their way to Pullman.
Easop Winston @EasopWinston @ San Francisco City JuCo @CCSF_Recruiting commits to @wsucougfb @coachjimcollins pic.twitter.com/8OVFVeoL3V— JuCo Football Forer (@JuCoFootballACE) December 14, 2016
Winston is a 5'11" 185-pound receiver who was also interested in Cal and Colorado.
That pair joins corner back Sean Harper and defensive end Preston Hendry who committed last month and another offensive tackle, George Moore, who made his commitment back in June.
So the list of juco transfers is up to five for the Cougs. But how good is the class so far?
On Tuesday, Scout released their annual top 100 list of junior college recruits. You find the whole list here, but the short version is: Two Cougars fall in the top 25 with one more coming just outside the top 50.
Valencia, one of the newest WSU commits, is ranked the highest. He comes in at #18. His CCSF teammate Winston, along with Sean Harper, are both unranked in Tuesday's release.
Moore comes in at #24 on the list while Hendry falls at 54th.
In comparison, Shalom Luani, who also came from the Community College of the San Francisco, was ranked 18th on Scout's countdown in 2015, and we all know the kind of impact he put on this Washington State team.
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