WSU's 2014 recruiting class has either arrived on campus or will be arriving soon and when they do, they will be in store for a few big changes since the last time they were likely in Pullman. Considering most of the recruits took their official visits during the season, a newly completed football operations building and new turf in Martin Stadium will welcome them. As we found out on Saturday night, 4-star linebacker Chandler Leniu will be among the players arriving soon.
We've already seen the pictures and video tours of the football operations building and now images of the new turf are beginning to pop up on Twitter. The old turf was removed last week and workers began laying down the new turf during the weekend. One endzone is in place and judging it from one picture, the Crimson appears to be a more true shade than the red endzones on the practice field.
Judge for yourself thanks to WSU linebacker coaches Ken Wilson and Paul Volero:
Men hard at work installing the brand new turf @ Martin Stadium! Go Cougs! pic.twitter.com/yKscBTf8RF— Paul Volero (@CoachVolero) June 22, 2014
The first piece of new turf is going in! Martin Stadium is going to look awesome! #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/gPFq2XpdSj— CoachKen Wilson WSU! (@CoachKWils) June 21, 2014
Chandler Leniu heading to WSU - California Golden Blogs
Reported academic troubles force the former Cal recruit up north, instead.
Cougars add a late piece - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - June 22, 2014
"Do not pay attention to recruiting, for that way madness lies." Williams Shakespeare spoke those words, or ought to have, anyways, because the twists and turns involved with populating a college football roster are enough to drive Poor Tom sane.