If you've ever wondered when Mike Leach will have enough offensive linemen on his roster, the answer appears to be "not yet" as WSU picked up a verbal commitment from consensus three-star tackle Davis Perrott out of Phoenix, Ariz. The news was first reported by Britton Ransford of Wazzuwatch.com.
Perrott, who took his official visit on Apple Cup weekend, is a reported 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds. He chose WSU over offers from Cal, Indiana, Boise State, Colorado State and others. He is the fourth offensive lineman to commit in this class, joining Cedric Bigge-Duren, Austin Maihen and Noah Myers.
Following his official visit, Perrott told Ransford, "I loved the campus, the town and the program, too. It seems like everything is headed in the right direction." (Remember, this was after the Cougs got their teeth kicked in by their rivals on their home field.)
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Incidentally, something I've found absolutely fascinating about Mike Leach is that while much attention goes to his hoarding of wide receivers, probably not enough is made of his propensity to collect offensive linemen. If Perrott, Bigge-Duren, Maihen and Myers all sign with WSU in February and none of the players currently on the roster defect, the Cougars will be carrying whopping 20 scholarship offensive linemen in 2015.
When you watch his highlights above, the first thing you'll notice is all the pancakes -- he's got more of them than an IHOP. (Totally stole that from Mark.) He generates them by using excellent leverage; his pads and hips get awfully low for a 6-5 guy. He's a bit on the light side at the moment for a Pac-12 lineman, which I presume is why he's rated three-stars with what looks like pretty great athleticism. But the tools are there if he can bulk up.
Nice pickup for Leach and his staff, who now have 16 commitments for the 2015 class.