Tis the season for recruiting as the WSU staff continues to offer prospects up and down the west coast. Every year a new prospect comes out of nowhere and Elijah Blades looks to be that guy this year. On Wednesday the Cougars made an offer to this very intriguing 2017 prospect. The cornerback is out of Pasadena Muir high school and made quite an impression at the recruiting combine known as The Opening.
Elijah Blades won the 40 yard dash runoff, but he showed more than just straight line speed. Really good looking feet through drills— Michael Felder (@InTheBleachers) February 29, 2016
Elijah Blades. This kid is about to start blowing up with offers. https://t.co/3nzWvbcnfd— Barton Simmons (@bartonsimmons) March 2, 2016
Blades 4.42 40 was the fastest time there and is very impressive, especially considering he checks in at 6-foot-3 and 170 pounds. Blades first offer was from San Jose State, with WSU and Arizona quickly following with offers. Hopefully with WSU getting on him early area recruiter JaMarcus Shepard will be able to build a relationship and bring him into the fold. It should be a good test of Shepard's excellent recruiting reputation. Arizona does appear to have a head start though, with defensive backs coach Donte Williams recruiting him at San Jose State before moving to UA. Williams has a reputation as one of the best recruiters on the west coast. Certainly a prospect to follow as WSU continues to look to add elite athleticism to the program.
Here are some highlights of Blades.
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