Washington State went heavy on defensive ends in this recruiting class and may have found a gem in Kailua, Hawaii, defensive end Christian Mejia. One of the final commits in this class, committing in January, Mejia signed the dotted line today and is now a Coug.
Mejia is a three-star recruit from Kailua High School and the lone commit for Washington State from the Aloha State. At 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, Mejia has the frame to compete for reps at the Pac-12 level.
The DE prospect committed on an official visit to Pullman on January 13th. Let’s all bask how remarkable it is for someone from paradise to commit to a school in the middle of a six-week blizzard. Mejia also received offers from Vanderbilt and homestate Hawaii.
Mejia is a composite three-star prospect according to 247Sports. They have Mejia ranked as the 94th Strong-Side DE in the Nation and Scout.com ranks him as the 4th highest DE in Hawaii.
Lanky, undersized defensive end prospect. Quick off the line, sheds blockers well and redirects with burst. Will need to put on a fair amount of size to break into rotation. Likely redshirt candidate. Good upper body strength, tackles well and with force. Better as a stand-up edge player than an interior lineman with his hand in the dirt.
- Jesse Cassino
Rivals — ★★
Scout — ★★★
247 Sports — ★★★
ESPN — NR
Position — DE
Hometown — Kailua, HI
Height — 6-foot-4
Weight — 225 pounds