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WSU’s 2018 recruiting class one of its highest rated

Depending on who you listen to, this was the best class Mike Leach has brought to WSU

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With signing day in the rear-view mirror it is time to take a look at how WSU’s 2018 football recruiting class stacks up. There could still be some slight changes in the coming months, but at this point the vast majority of prospects have inked their National Letter of Intent.

Rivals and 247Sports came to a consensus on the Cougs national rank and have pegged the class as the nation’s 45th best. This is the highest rank Rivals has given to any class recruited to WSU by Mike Leach. Since his arrival in 2012, the Cougs had failed to bring in a group that Rivals ranked in the 50.

Per the 247 team rankings, the Cougs actually took a small step back compared to 2017. Last year the service ranked WSU’s class no. 44 in the country. But that difference is marginal, and according to a different 247 metric, the 2018 commits are superior.

This year, the 247 average player rating for WSU’s class was .8496, the highest in the Leach era. This number is buoyed by the pair of four star recruits, receiver Rodrick Fisher and quarterback Cammon Cooper, who have signed

Overall, this looks like a very talented collection of football players and Leach agrees. On signing day the head coach said this was the best class he had recruited. A good sign considering the program’s success over the last three years.

I’ll also note that the Cougs have only signed 24 players so far and reportedly have two scholarships remaining for this cycle. One of those could go to a graduate transfer quarterback.



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