clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Cougars 2016 recruiting class starting to take shape

It appears as if a pair of receivers committed in this year's class will not be signing in February

William Mancebo/Getty Images

With more than the allowed 25 players currently committed in the 2016 class for the Cougars, its been a bit of mystery to see how Mike Leach and his staff were going to reshuffle the recruits to make the numbers work. Thursday provided some clarity on the issue with news that wide recievers Stephen Houston, and Josiah Westbrook won't be a part of the 2016 class.

Our own Britton Ransford confirmed the news about Houston, while Cougfan has the story about Westbrook. Reportedly, both won't qualify academically with the NCAA, but that may end up working out for the Cougs. With the two recievers out, there are quite a few prospects on the radar that could take their spots.

Defensive line prospects Curtis Weaver and Wayne Kirby visited last weekend and will have WSU as an option when they make their decisions in the coming weeks. Guard Fred Mauigoa, an American Samoa prospect, visits this weekend and would be a big addition to the 2016 class.

In addition to the Westbrook and Houston news, it was revealed today that 4-star receiver Darnell Saloman will not be visiting later this month. Excitement ensued after his offer list was circulated and it appeared he would be tripping to the Palouse. However, the grass appears to be greener in Pittsburgh, and that is where he will visit instead next weekend.

The Cougs 2016 wide reciever class is still looking solid after a rough Thursday. With four seemingly solid commitments at the position from Grant Porter, Renard Bell, Isiah Johnson, Dezmon Patton WSU will bring in plenty of playmaking this summer.

Overall it seems safe to say that this won't be the final movement in this class and that there will be more news in the next two weeks.

*****

Basketball:

Utah dominates interior in 92-71 win over WSU | The Spokesman-Review
There were plenty of reasons for Washington State’s folly in Thursday’s 92-71 home loss to Utah besides the ineffective manner in which the Cougars defended the basket.

Utah hands Washington State 92-71 loss | The Seattle Times
Jordan Loveridge scores 22 points and Brandon Taylor scores 21 to lead the Utes past the Cougars, who have lost four in a row. Que Johnson and Josh Hawkinson both scored 16 points for the Cougars.

Ike Iroegbu has become a force for WSU Cougars | The Spokesman-Review
Ike Iroegbu is making 52.3 percent of his 3-point attempts. No, he really is.

Volleyball:

Talented Transfers Join Cougar Volleyball Team - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Julia Cubbedge and Nicole Rigoni have joined the WSU Volleyball program.