clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

HCA: Official visit report

New, 5 comments

Three athletic youngsters including Cougar commit Peni Naulu descend on the Palouse

Washington State v USC Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

This Saturday’s homecoming game against the Utah Utes is expected to be one of the bigger recruiting weekends during Pac-12 play for the Washington State Cougars. Three high-quality prospects (all on the defensive side of the ball), including one already committed, are making their way to God’s country according to 247sports.com. Here is the lowdown on the potential future Cougars.

OLB Travion Brown

Brown is a 6-foot-3, 215-pound outside linebacker out of the wine country of Temecula, Calif. He is ranked as 4-star recruit by 247sports.com and is considered one of the top 20 outside linebackers in the country. He also boasts offers from Arizona, Boston College, Oregon and UW along with 18 other schools. 247 is projecting Brown to go Crimson due to his great rapport with linebacker’s coach Ken Wilson. Keep an eye out for the WSU Cougar Football twitter “Bat Signal” (“It’s a great day to be a WSU Coug!”) as Brown could be pulling the trigger after he visits. Here are some highlights:

OLB Peni Naulu

Already committed to WSU, Naulu is one of the top 10 players in the prospect-rich state of Hawaii. Click on this link for info on all his impressive offers and highlights.

DT Dejon Benton

Recruiting interior defensive lineman to WSU in the last few years has been like Ahab chasing that whale. So it is thrilling to see young Mr. Benton coming to town. The 6-foot-3, 275-pounder is out of Pittsburgh, Calif., also boasts an offer from Arizona. The three-star recruit is being recruited by cornerbacks coach Darcel McBath.

Football

Larry Scott: Controversial hit from USC-Washington State game was ‘very, very close’ to targeting | The Spokesman-Review
Porter Gustin’s controversial hit on Gardner Minshew was worth an extra look, but the helmet-to-helmet collision did not warrant a targeting penalty, Pac-12 Conference commissioner Larry Scott told the Associated Press Tuesday.

Grip on Sports: Never be concerned about the Cougars' returning receivers as there will always be talent in Pullman | The Spokesman-Review
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there is one lesson that had to be learned over and over again in Mike Leach’s tenure at Washington State, it is to never be deceived by graduation or defection in the wide receiver corps. Yes, players always leave. But someone is always waiting to step in. Read on.

Pac-12 picks: Three Top 25 matchups highlight fifth week of Pac-12 season | The Spokesman-Review
It’s a full schedule this weekend, with three Top 25 matchups: No. 7 Stanford at No. 8 Notre Dame, No. 20 BYU at No. 11 Washington and finally No. 19 Oregon at No. 24 California. We examine those games and three others taking place around the league.

NOTEBOOK: Coug punter Oscar Draguicevich predicted his success
Latest bowl projections on the Cougs

Soccer

This Week in Cougar Soccer: 'we finally get credit we deserve'