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Cougars wrap fall camp in Lewiston, head back to Pullman

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The first phase of WSU's camp is complete.

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Camp Lewiston is officially in the books as Washington State scrimmaged on Sunday, its final practice down South before coming back to Pullman to continue fall camp. For the most part, it was a productive time in Lewiston, although there are some question marks as the team comes back to Pullman.

The biggest question remains the secondary. Junior college transfer Treshon Broughton has been absent from camp, leaving his status with the team up in the air. Presumed starter Charleston White has been absent recently, according to Jacob Thorpe, with reasons unknown. Calvin Green moved from wide receiver to defensive back as the coaching staff continues to try and sort out the depth chart. At this point it appears Marcellus Pippins will start at one corner spot. White could start at the other if he returns to practice without issue. If not, true freshman Darrien Molton could get the nod as Thorpe reports he's been getting a lot of reps in White's absence.

We may not have complete clarity of who the Cougars will start in the back end until they take the field against Portland State.

We do know Thomas Toki will not be among the Cougars suiting up this season. The 4-star DT is delaying his enrollment until January.

It hasn't all been bad news coming from Lewiston. It appears the Cougars are relatively healthy. At least as far as one could tell from who is and who isn't at practice. A few players also appear to be solidifying contributing roles. Pippins has earned praise from coaches and reporters while a couple of wide receivers are having good camps. Kyrin Priester is one of those wide receivers and WSU has now appealed to get him immediately eligible. Should that happen, it would be a significant addition to the offense this season.

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Football:

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WSU scrimmage stats

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Soccer

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