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WSU football recruiting: Top programs set their sites on Cougar commits

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It's hang on time for the Cougs and their highly rated class, as Oregon targets Jonah Moi and Michigan makes a push for Deontay Burnett (above). Of course, Mike Leach isn't done, either.

Looks like Jim Harbaugh could be after speedy WSU WR commit Deontay Burnett.
Looks like Jim Harbaugh could be after speedy WSU WR commit Deontay Burnett.
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WSU fans have gotten rightfully excited about the 2015 class that Mike Leach and his staff have put together, as it's currently rated between 32nd and 27th, depending on which scouting service you like to place the most faith in. It's projected to be the highest rated WSU recruiting class in a decade.

However, there's a downside to securing verbal commitments from such talented players: Other teams want talented players, too!

Welcome to the silly season, when in-home visits from coaches and official visits from players can swing the fortunes of a recruiting class as National Signing Day draws near on February 4.

Take, for example, WSU commit Jonah Moi. He's a three-star linebacker from Riverside Community College who pledged his allegiance to the Cougs about a month and a half ago. Here's what his Twitter page looked like this morning:

Jonah Moi Twitter

The reason he's in Texas? He's got an official visit with TCU. And, oh by the way, during that meeting with Oregon at his home, the Ducks officially offered Moi a scholarship. A minute after tweeting he had a great meeting with those coaches, he tweeted a picture of himself on a fake ESPN The Magazine cover as a Coug.

Good luck reading the tea leaves!

Other players committed to the Cougs whom big programs are pushing for?

Of course, WSU is still working on flipping guys themselves:

And WSU is also in pursuit of a number of undecided players (other pursuing schools in parentheses):

Now, you might know that WSU already has what appears to be a full class. All I can say is ... well, this is what big boy recruiting looks like. Get used to it.

And buckle up.