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The future is looking bright for the Cougars up front

Offensive line recruiting class looks outstanding.

The highlight of the Cougar’s recruiting efforts so far has to be the offensive line group. Yesterday 4 star recruit Robert Valencia out of City college of San Francisco signed a NLI with the school. The 6-foot-6 290 pound Valencia is ranked No.18 in the country among JUCO players. Though yesterday also saw the de-commitment of JUCO 4 star tackle George Moore, the signing of Valencia and the incoming high school talent that has committed should more than make up for it.

The highlight of the high school group is Richland’s Dontae Powell. The 4 star recruit is ranked as the #6 offensive tackle prospect in the west. He checks in a 6-foot-7 and 305 pounds. Another in-state recruit to get excited about is Archbishop Murphy’s Abraham Lucas. The 6-foot-8 260 pounder from the high school powerhouse is ranked as the third best tackle in the Washington state behind only Powell and 5 star recruit Foster Sarrell. In-state recruiter Eric Mele was able to find another top lineman in Tacoma by the name of Quazzel White. White is ranked as one of the top ten offensive guards on the west coast. Finally we have Eagle, ID tackle Alec Kuzmack who is considered the No.1 prospect in the state of Idaho by The 6-foot-5 285 pounder profiles as a tackle and  is part of a great group for O-Line coach Clay McGuire to work with in the years to come.

The future looks bright upfront with returnees like All-American Cody O’Connell and highly rated tackles Cole Madison and Andre Dillard. Add in up and comers like Cedric Bigge-Duren and Frederick Maiogoa with the group coming in and WSU should be winning the battle up front for years to come.


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