After inking JUCO star running back Deon McIntosh on Father’s Day, there was some speculation on the internet that the Washington State Cougars still had one scholarship left to give. Well, speculate no more — a source close to the program has told CougCenter that the 2019 recruiting class is completely full, as well-deserving All-Pac-12 honorable mention punter Oscar Draguicevich took the final scholarship after being given a full ride after the season.
McIntosh’s signing puts a bow on a class ranked 65th in the country and 11th in the Pac-12 by 247sports.com. While that doesn’t sound so great there is a lot to like here for Cougar fans. Let’s look at what there is to get excited about:
The Cougars landed a highly touted prep quarterback in Gunner Cruz and a likely starter for next year in transfer Gage Gubrud.
Wazzu loaded up with potential starters from the junior college ranks with Daniel Isom, Bryce Beekman, Derek Langford and Shahman Moore. Isom and Beekman in particular stood out in the spring.
The Cougs got some great fits for position coach Mason Miller in in-state stud Patrick Utschinski and JC tackle Jimmy Price. Konnor Gomness and Maake Fifita are ones to watch for the future as well.
Rangy athletes galore with Travion Brown, Tyler Garay-Harris and Cosmas Kwete. WSU continues to get more athletic on defense.
A big hole to fill in the depth department and WSU inked former Notre Dame back Deon McIntosh along with promising freshman Jamir Thomas and Jovensley Brazile.
All in all Cougar fans should be really happy with this incoming group that we now have the whole picture. Trust in Leach indeed.
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