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A couple of recruiting targets off the board for the WSU Cougars

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WSU now looking to sign a pair of high school teammates.

The Cougars have had a decent amount of official visitors over the last two weekends. We can now cross off a couple of these prospects who have now committed to other schools.

Alabama transfer quarterback Blake Barnett took a visit over Apple Cup weekend. The former 5 star recruit has now committed to Arizona State. Given that his main concern was early playing time, this should come as no surprise. Mike Leach can never have enough good quarterbacks, so USC transfer and Skyline high school star Max Browne may be a possibility.

Another top target for the Cougs found a home yesterday as wide receiver Bryan Thompson pledged to Boise State. Thompson a 6-foot-3 185 pound outside receiver prospect was rated 4 stars by Rivals.com and had offers from numerous Pac-12 schools including WSU where he visited this last weekend. WSU has been looking for an outside receiver commit since the de-commitment of Isaiah Hodgins. Florida receiver Carmoni Green was reported to have visited on Apple Cup weekend, but he is currently committed to Illinois, so the Cougs would have to flip him. The Cougs are still in the running for 4 star inside receiver Jamire Calvin, although it remains to be seen what the effect on his recruitment of inside receivers coach JaMarcus Sheperd leaving for Purdue is. The Cougars also offered Oregon State commit Arex Flemings on Wednesday who is Calvin’s high school teammate and has the inside profile.

Here are some highlights of Flemings:

And his high school teammate Calvin:

And the afore-mentioned Mr. Green

Should be a wild next couple of months as the Cougars look to find more weapons for the Air Raid.

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