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WSU working hard to wrap up 2015 recruiting class

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The Cougars have plenty of players committed, but the coaches aren't resting easy.

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If Washington State coaches took the next couple of weeks off, chances are the Cougars would still sign close to a full class on signing day. Sure a prospect or two might defect without WSU pushing through the final stages, but for the most part WSU has a very solid recruiting class in tact. The coaches aren't taking those two weeks off, however, and instead continue to work to finish up the class.

That meant the coaching staff -- including Mike Leach -- was on the road on Thursday taking in-home visits with recruits. In some cases, WSU coaches were visiting with currently committed prospects. Maintaining a presence and working to ensure those players sign with Washington State. In other cases, the Cougars were on the attack trying to reel in even more talent.

Mike Leach loves offense, so it should be no surprise he was among the coaches on the attack. Three-star wide receiver George Wilson is currently committed to Utah, but Washington State is pushing hard to change his mind. Wilson tweeted a picture of the in home visit he had on Thursday which included Leach and receiver coaches Dennis Simmons and David Yost.

WSU appears to be in the market for another receiver in this class with a few options to fill the spot. Landing another talented player like Wilson -- and beating out a Pac-12 team in the process -- would be a very nice bow on top of what looks like a great class.

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