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WSU’S quarterback search continues for the 2020 class.

Elite 11 MVP still in the mix for WSU

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When you bring a new quarterback recruit in as Mike Leach does every year you build lots of depth, but sometimes that leads to difficulty securing more quarterback recruits. It looks like WSU has hit one of these lulls similar to the 2016 class when they failed to sign any passers. It is now August and normally Mike Leach has a signal caller already committed, however don’t panic yet Cougar fans because there are still a couple of appealing players still in the mix.

The two main candidates who are considering the Cougars as of now appear to be Rancho Cucamonga pro style passer CJ Stroud and Salinas signal caller Carl Richardson.

Stroud is a 6-foot-2 205 pound signal caller with 13 offers to his name. He is a composite 4 star recruit who ranks as the 16th best player in the state of California according to 247 sports. He was also named the MVP of the Elite 11 quarterback competition in which he battled 8 quarterbacks ranked in the top 100 in the country. According to his profile Baylor and WSU are the schools he is highest on without a current quarterback commit. It may come down to an Air Raid battle for the services of Stroud.

Richardson is a 6-foot-4 210 pound quarterback out of Salinas CA whose recruiting is starting to pick up steam. WSU was his first Power 5 offer, but he reportedly had an impressive showing at Baylor’s football camp recently, so an offer may be forthcoming as well. There is some internet speculation that he is holding out for a Stanford offer where his brother Jack plays.

Could both passers end up playing a game of musical chairs between the Cougs and Baylor? Stay tuned.

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