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CougCenter's guide to Signing Day 2017

The future of Washington State football is here... It's almost time for Signing Day in Pullman.

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

It's the only reason some high school kids still know what a fax machine is: Signing Day.

After finishing just outside of the top 50 in last year's Scout recruiting rankings, the Cougs are expected to put the momentum from their third bowl game in four seasons to good use. The recruiting service now ranks the expected Cougar class at 40th in the nation, ranking 3 of the commits as 4 star athletes and 17 more as 3 star players. (What do those star rankings mean? Jeff Nusser has you covered with his yearly primer here)

While you wait for those fax machines to fire up, you can catch up on some of our coverage leading up to the big day today. We've had plenty of coverage previewing the 2017 class right here on CougCenter. You can see all of the names and read our takes about each position class on our recruiting big board. You can read the offensive version here, and the defensive edition here. More of a listener than a reader? We get that too. Britton Ranford joined Michael Preston this week on the CougCenter Hour to talk about all the guys about to sign on the dotted line. If you haven't listened to that yet, I would highly recommend it.

But enough about the previews... Once the action starts, we'll have you covered from every angle.

  • Stories and recaps of every athlete that signs his name on the dotted line will hit the site as soon as the NLI runs out of the fax machine.
  • The legendary CougCenter live chat makes its much anticipated return.
  • Breaking news update when the unexpected happens.
  • An up to the minute scholarship count to let you know where the program stands in 2017 and beyond.
  • And SO MUCH more....

Then, once all the smoke has settled, Britton and Michael will be back with a new edition of the CougCenter Hour on Thursday to wrap everything up.

Get ready Coug fans. The future is now.

Signing Day

Perry's speed impresses WSU coaches
Running back from King's High in Shoreline expected to give Cougars a change of pace.

Murphy O-lineman Lucas set to sign LOI with Washington State | HeraldNet.com
EVERETT — Prior to last season, Abraham Lucas had never played on the offensive line before.

Is Nebraska WR Verbal Jamire Calvin Set To Flip To Washington State? - Corn Nation
The Huskers WR verbal just made some interesting follows on twitter

Basketball

WSU opens second half of Pac-12 play against No. 11 UCLA | The Spokesman-Review
PULLMAN – Washington State will play host to a familiar and not particularly imposing Goliath on Wednesday when the Cougars face No. 11 UCLA at Beasley Coliseum, where they have a three-game winning streak against the Bruins.

Cougars are improving under Kent | Sports | Eugene, Oregon
In his third season at Oregon, Ernie Kent made his first trip to the NCAA Tournament with the Ducks. Kent likely won’t get Washington State into March Madness in his third year, but the Cougars are one of the most improved teams in the country.

UCLA hopes to end losing streak at Washington State
A season of firsts for the UCLA basketball team is in desperate need of another. Coming off the first back-to-back losses of the season, Steve Alford is looking for his first win at Washington State as the Bruins’ head coach.

Women’s basketball notes: Gonzaga gets big lift from its bench | The Spokesman-Review
Perhaps the rest of the West Coast Conference is out of its depth – at least compared to the Gonzaga women.