During the Mike Leach era, there has been a common theme among the offensive lineman WSU recruits; size. That theme held true with the Cougars' newest verbal commit as 6-foot-6 and 307-pound guard Cedric Bigge-Duren verbally committed on Thursday, according to Briton Ransford of WazzuWatch.com.
Bigge-Duren is yet to be rated by Rivals and is currently pegged as a 2-star prospect by Scout. Nevada was the first team to offer the big lineman with Montana, San Jose State joining WSU as his reported offers. Bigge-Duren played mostly guard for Oceanside High School as a junior and it certainly looks like those size measurements are accurate. He isn't quite Cody O'Connell big, but he is still massive with a big frame. He gets to the second level in a few of his clips and doesn't look like he's running with cement shoes like some players that big might. That natural size as a high school prospect combined with capable athleticism and feet make him an intriguing prospect down the road. The old saying that you can't teach size holds true here.
Bigge-Duren won't be the first offensive line prospect to go from Oceanside High School to WSU. In fact, he won't be the only one on the current roster. Redshirt sophomore Eduardo Middleton also hails from Oceanside. Bigge-Duren becomes the 10th player committed in the 2015 recruiting class and the first offensive lineman.
Here are highlights from Bigge-Duren's junior season: