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WSU announces naming of the Steve Gleason Recruit Suite

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WSU alum Glenn Osterhout named the room after the beloved WSU star after donating $250,000.

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Glenn Osterhout, a member of Washington State University's Board of Trustees and Chairman of CougsFirst!, has done a lot of very cool things for his alma mater, but on Wednesday afternoon, Glenn did a really, really cool thing by naming the WSU football recruit suite after Steve Gleason.

Gleason, who entered the Washington State Athletics Hall of Fame as the sole member of the 2014 class, was on-hand Wednesday afternoon as Osterhout cut the ribbon on the Steve Gleason Recruit Suite located in the Football Operations Building.

"I am stoked to be a small part of this, thanks so much for including me," Gleason said in a release. "We need to thank Glenn Osterhout for providing the funding for the room and facility. Finally, I'd like to thank my man Jason Gesser for coordinating this. Pullman has been a big part of my development. I have amazing memories from my time here and I am excited I could be here in person today. Thanks again for including me. Go Cougs!"

Osterhout, a 1983 graduate, was presented with the opportunity to name the recruiting room after generously donating $250,000.

"The recruiting room was something I was very interested in because that is a big part of what the football operations building is about, bringing in top-notch student-athletes," Osterhout said. "I wanted the room to be about somebody. Steve will be an inspiration to a lot of young men who come through that room."

After the ceremony, Gleason had the opportunity to make his way around campus, including a stop in center field at Bailey-Brayton Field, which you can see below. What a cool honor and props to Osterhout for stepping up to dedicate the suite to such a great person, friend, fighter, advocate and Coug.

"Gleason," a documentary following Gleason's journey with ALS is currently making its way to theaters around the country, so if you get a chance, be sure to go check it out. You can read our review of the film here.