Over the past few weeks I have re-evaluated the 2014 and 2015 classes. Now to look back on a class in which we can really get some perspective. The 2013 class was the first one that Mike Leach had a full year to recruit. This class is the heart of last year's Sun Bowl winning team. Considering the situation the program was in at the time, this class merits an A as far I'm concerned. Let's take a look at the highest ranked players coming in (as ranked by ESPN) and the ones that eventually rose to the top.
The 4-star JC player for whom WSU had to beat out SEC competition was an All-American receiver who ended up being drafted by the NFL in the 4th round. One of WSU's greatest junior college recruits of all time.
A grayshirt from Mike Leach's first recruiting class, the "human joystick" has been a solid slot receiver for the Cougars.
Cougar fans were over the moon when they found out Mike Leach landed his first 4-star quarterback. Unfortunately, things didn't work out exactly as planned and Bruggman was beaten out by a much less heralded player in this class, whom we will discuss later.
The linebacker from a Cougar family has been an excellent run-stuffer since he arrived on campus and beat out veteran Darryl Monroe.
The junior college defensive end did not make much of an impact in his two years in the Palouse.
Here are the best players in the class:
1.Luke Falk (NR):
Walk-on beat out Bruggman and, in 2015, put together one of the best seasons in WSU's storied quarterback history.
2.Vince Mayle (1):
The most-hyped player was nearly the best player.
3.River Cracraft (8):
Slot receiver has been a big impact player from day 1. Just a terrific possession receiver.
4.Peyton Pelluer (4):
Local kid lived up to the hype.
5.Riley Sorenson (14):
Late commit is anchor of WSU's offensive line.
This is not even including players such as Jamal Morrow, Gerard Wicks, Cole Madison and a few other starters. Quite the haul for Mike Leach and company.
What do you guys think about this class? Is it one of the best in Cougar history?
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