If you listened to the Google Hangout with Britton Ransford last week, you heard Britton mention how aggressive the Cougars have been on the recruiting trail. WSU has sent out offers in droves, getting in on seemingly every prospect on the West Coast.
BeaverBlitz.com, the Oregon State Rivals site, crunched the numbers recently and they paint a good picture of just how aggressive the Cougars have been and where they are focusing their energy. According to the post -- which you can read with a Rivals membership -- WSU has handed out 162 offers thus far, the second most among the Pac-12 teams. Of those offers, 49 percent have been given to California prospects with 12 percent to Texas recruits and 2 percent Florida players. The percentage of California offers is tied for second in the conference, trailing Washington.
While some schools, like Stanford, Oregon and USC, have been more selective, the Cougars are casting as many lines as possible. Not many of those lines are with the big fish, however, as just 2 percent are to 5-star prospects. That number is in line with most of the Pac-12, except for Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and USC. The bulk of WSU's offers have gone to 3-star (48 percent) and 4-star (38 percent) prospects.
WSU's strategy has been successful thus far. Not only are the Cougars in on a lot of prospects, but they have landed five verbal commitments, including three from 4-star prospects.
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