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HCA: Getting to know the new faces on campus

There are a few new faces in Pullman this month

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Spring semester started a few weeks ago in Pullman and the voice of Cougar football has been introducing some of the new faces on campus. Matt Chazanow and the Washington State football team have been meeting up with some of the new guys on campus to get their perspectives on how their first few days have been going.

On Monday it was Jonathan Lolohea turn to step into the limelight. Lolohea, who said to call him Pono, is a 6’3”, 310-lb defensive lineman from Lahaina, Hawaii. After high school he played football at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi and was originally committed to Kansas but ultimately went with the Cougs a few days after visiting Pullman back in November. He was listed as the No. 75 JuCo product and held offers from Arizona, Colorado, Boise State as well as 19 other schools.

Lolohea arrived on campus a few days ago and says he loves every bit of it so far.

Last week Chazanow had the opportunity to meet with quarterback Cammon Cooper. Named the Gatorade Football Player of the Year in Utah, Cooper has been highly touted since committing to the Cougars back in May. Coming in at 6’4” and 200-pounds, Cooper competed in the Elite 11 this past fall and led his team to the Utah State Championships as well.

Cooper touches what his first few days on campus were like as well as what he has been doing to get ready for the upcoming season.

A day before meeting with Cooper, Chazanow met with linebacker Kendrick Catis. Originally from Deerfield Beach, Florida, Catis played his junior college football at Highlands Community College where he was ranked as the number 4 inside linebacker in all of JuCo. The 6’1”, 228-pound linebacker was originally committed to Arizona State until early December and allowed the Cougs to jump on him.

Catis talks about his first few days on campus and touches on what he is working on for the upcoming season in his conversation.



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