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WSU Cougars score two verbal commitments on Saturday

Wide receiver Brandon Gray and offensive lineman Alec Anderson added themselves to the 2018 recruiting class.

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Good morning. Three...more...Saturdays. Just three Saturdays stand between us and the return of college football, Cougar fans. Even though the Cougs don't play on that first weekend (man I wish they did), we'll get a nice little appetizer before things really get going over Labor Day weekend.

While the players will begin fall practice this Wednesday (!!!), the coaches were hard at work hosting recruits this weekend. Their efforts paid off handsomely, as two players gave verbal commitments to Mike Leach and Co.

First up was Three-Star WR Brandon Gray, out of Cass Tech in...Detroit, Michigan? That's right.

According to Rivals, Gray is quite tall, at 6'5" and 175 pounds. Gray reported offers from, among others, Iowa State, Syracuse, Arkansas and Minnesota. Given that Gray is from Michigan, a breakout senior season could draw attention from the heavier hitters in the Big Ten, which could make it tough to keep him in the fold. (this is complete speculation on my part, fed by years of scar tissue)

Rivals Midwest recruiting correspondent Josh Helmholdt likes the addition for the Cougs.

The Cougs weren't done, as they got another Three-Star verbal from Etiwanda, CA offensive tackle Alec Anderson.

Anderson is listed at 6'5", 265 and reported offers from Utah, Oregon State, Colorado and Boise State. If you follow this kind of thing closely, you might recall that Grant Porter's younger brother, Geordon, is also from Etiwanda. The younger Porter is highly sought-after, reporting offers from the likes of Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame and UCLA. Anderson has decided to do some recruiting of his own.

One symptom of a great class is when you see the committed guys do recruiting of their own, and it looks like that's the case this season. Quarterback commit Cammon Cooper was also in Pullman Saturday, and his presence couldn't have hurt when it came to nabbing Gray and Anderson.

Hopefully the Cougs can keep up the momentum on the recruiting trail, and build on it with another successful season on the field.


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