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WSU to officially host a quartet of recruits during bye week

Spokane’s Rodrick Fisher leads the way.

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It’s become a recent tradition of the Washington State Cougars to really crank up their official recruiting visits later in the year than most schools, but with the new early signing period in December, we’ve been seeing a few more visitors come early.

The bye week gives WSU the opportunity to host potential recruits without the focus of the game, which is just how coach Mike Leach likes it. According to’s database, there are four visitors coming to Pullman this weekend. Here is the lowdown:

ILB Jermaye Lole - 6-2 255 - Long Beach Poly

Lole is a top-100 player in the state of California who boasts an offer from Arizona as well as some smaller schools. WSU and Arizona appear to be the teams to beat according to 247. With his size, Lole would seem to be a fit at defensive end for the Cougars.

DT Jonathan Lolohea 6-3 310 Copiah-Lincoln CC

The Cougars have been recruiting this massive junior college product for a long time. Lolohea is a Hawaii native and originally committed to Kansas. He appears to favor WSU, Boise State and Kansas State. Lolohea would be a huge get for the Cougars as he could be a replacement for the senior Daniel Ekuale at the nose tackle position.

DE Mar’Quess Daniels 6-3 245 Arizona Western College

Daniels is a making his first official visit to the Cougars. Home state schools Arizona and ASU have both offered the JC rush end. Daniels could be being looked at as part of the competition to replace Frankie Luvu.

WR Rodrick Fisher 6-2 198 Spokane (East Valley)

Fisher is long-time Cougar commit and US Army All-American who is making his first official visit to the Palouse after visiting unofficially many times.

These visits are right before the early signing period, so some of these players could be Cougars sooner than later — particularly the jucos. The Cougars already have 20 verbal commitments already and it will be interesting to see how many of those who commit sign in this early signing period in December. We could see a lot less last minute recruiting losses and drama in January and February with this new rule.


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