The days of official visits, oversized cookies, recruiting hosts and other shenanigans are almost over ... at least for this year. This weekend is the final official visit weekend before signing day and for WSU, it will be very similar to last weekend. The Cougars are still chasing a few prospects, but most of those have already visited Pullman.
Here's a look at who may be coming to town and where the top targets are headed this weekend.
Usually, the various recruiting sites are in near agreement when it comes to visitors. That is not the case this week with Rivals, Scout and 247Sports all having different visitor lists for WSU. According to Rivals and WazzuWatch, WSU won't have any official visitors in town this weekend. Coug247 lists three visitors including safety Deion Singleton, defensive end John Ehambe and corner Deion Hallmon. Cougfan only lists Singleton.
After doing some Twitter investigating and reading a few stories, it appears if anyone is visiting it's Singleton. Hallmon listed WSU in his top 5, but told Britton Ransford of WazzuWatch that he wasn't taking any other visits. Ehambre scheduled his visit to WSU in late December, but has since committed to Kansas. When he committed he said he was shutting down the recruiting process.
There is less information on Singleton who moved from Florida to Pasco last summer. The move caused him to drop from a 4-star prospect to a 2-star prospect in Rivals' rankings. Recruiting rankings are weird like that. Singleton has a long list of reported offers, including offers from LSU, Miami, Tennessee, Louisville and others. Scout and 247Sports both have him ranked as a 3-star prospect and hes listed between 6-foot-1 and 6-foot-2 and between 165 and 175 pounds.
Markell Sanders enrolled at the semester and is expected to play safety, but he's the only safety coming in. Darren Gardenhire was committed at one point, but flipped to Washington. You can see Singleton's Hudl highlights here.
Kaleb McGary (OT, Fife, Wash.)
The 4-star tackle is down to Washington, Washington State and Wisconsin. He hosted Mike Leach on an in-home visit earlier this week with the Washington and Wisconsin coaches also coming by. He's done taking visits. He said very good things about WSU on his visit.
Xavier Ulutu (LB, San Diego, Calif)
Ulutu took his official to WSU last week and said the usual things. He had a great time, liked the coaches, etc. He'll take an official to Fresno State this week with the race for his services coming down to the Cougars and Bulldogs. I guess you could say the coaching staffs are really fighting like cats and dogs on this one.
Brayden Lenius (WR, West Hils, Calif)
Lenius will trip to Washington this week after being originally scheduled to visit Miami. He tripped to Pullman two weeks ago and Minnesota last week. It appeared WSU may not have room for him after Barry Ware committed, but with Ronald Monroe decommitting, the Cougars could be in the market for another receiver. Lenius' recruitment has really picked up during the last two months.
Marcus Griffin (DT, Bellevue, Wash.)
Griffin will take his final official visit this weekend, heading to Mississippi State. Or Ole' Miss State for those of you who would really like to anger some SEC fans. Mississippi State, Arizona, Cal and WSU appear to be his final four. His decision will come on signing day.
Austin Maloata (DE, Corona, Calif.)
As newportcoug pointed out in the comments, Maloata is another target. He decommitted from USC and is reportedly down to ASU and WSU. WSU landed Jalen Canty at defensive end, so there is a little question if there is still room for Maloata. I'd assume there is, or WSU would make it if he committed.
Although there could be another name or two still in the mix, that is essentially the remaining player pool. WSU only has a couple of slots to fill and will likely do so with some combination of the players above. If they don't land any of them, they could get into the mix for another player or two at the 11th hour.