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Michigan State running b acommit is considering WSU + Tons of Recruiting Links

NCAA Football: Navy at Hawaii Marco Garcia-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Rolovich had a fine finish to his first recruiting class bringing in a 4 star in-state cornerback and the top player in American Samoa. He still has at least two scholarships left to give depending on the status of South Dakota grad transfer safety Phillip Powell. The resignation of Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio has put Georgia running back commit Jordon Simmons back on the market. The three star recruit told the Detroit News that Oklahoma State, Virginia and WSU all have reached out with interest. Simmons is planning on taking his time and seeing who MSU hires to replace Dantonio.

The 5-foot-10 185 pound running back out of Powder Springs is considered a 3 star recruit and the no. 43 running back in the country. WSU only signed one running back this period after the de-commitment of Jyden King. Simmons boasts an very impressive offer list including Georgia, LSU, and Florida State. This could be quite the coup for Rolo if he is able to get Simmons to Pullman.

If Rolo is unable to pull this off, I would expect him to hold the two for some players who come available late in the transfer market.

Here are some highlights of Simmons:

National Signing Day

Nick Rolovich proved he could adapt to recruiting challenges at Hawaii. He hopes to do it again at WSU. | The Seattle Times
Despite a bare-bones recruiting staff, Rolovich helped turn around Hawaii's program in four seasons. He'll face a similar recruiting challenge at WSU.

Nick Rolovich, Washington State address positional needs, reopen pipelines on National Signing Day | The Spokesman-Review
It may be difficult to draw too many parallels between the small coastal village of Pago Pago, American Samoa, and the sprawling metropolitan city of Seattle, other than both places should get used to regular visits from Nick Rolovich and his Washington State assistants over the next few years.

In a flash, Nick Rolovich doubled WSU's in-state recruiting haul
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Nick Rolovich says he spent season trying to keep DL under wraps
'I think he saw an opportunity to make an even bigger impact, not necessarily just on the football field, but as a pioneer with the new staff,' says Rolo

How WSU recruiting class ranks in Pac-12 and nationally
Nick Rolovich and Co. closed strong on Wednesday

Dickert's WSU D to go from small & fast to physical & aggressive
Coug DC on in-state 4-star signee Alphonse Oywak: 'We can play him at a lot of positions ... we think he can be a corner obviously, a safety, a nickel.'

Nick Rolovich says he'll 'get it all out on the table' with QBs
'Every quarterback will have a chance to start.'

WSU's 2020 recruiting class defined by stars, speed and beef
Nick Rolovich's signing class boasts trio of 4-star recruits including newly signed in-stater Alphonse Oywak

Texas WR flips to WSU & Nick Rolovich on National Signing Day
Career prep stats: 183 receptions for 3,281 yards (17.9 ypc) and 48 TDs

4-star flavor for WSU 2020 class is big for Cougs moving forward
Jayden de Laura, James McNorton and Alphonse Oywak have bragging rights once they get to Pullman