Helping to fill what is one of the few voids left in its 2015 recruiting class, WSU picked up a verbal commitment from consensus three-star wide receiver Dahu Green on Wednesday. The news appears to have first been reported by Cougfan.com.
Green picked WSU over offers from Louisville, Boise State, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and others. He's 6-foot-4 and anywhere between 188 pounds and 205 pounds, depending on which recruiting service you trust; either way, he clearly profiles as an outside receiver in the Air Raid. With only a pair of likely inside receivers in the class, Green is an important pick up for the class.
The top-rated receiver in Oklahoma, Green had committed to Louisville over the summer, but he re-opened his recruitment a couple of weeks ago. He slides in as WSU's fifth-highest rated prospect by 247sports.com's composite rating, and his commitment -- WSU's 24th -- raises the Cougars to 30th nationally in 247's team rankings and 28th in both Rivals and Scout.
Just to reiterate: WSU is now on the verge of a top 25 class.
According to Britton Ransford of WazzuWatch.com ($), Green was among a group of receivers WSU was targeting to fill out the position in this class, and while it's presumed that Mike Leach's staff covets a game-breaker such as Equanimeous St. Brown, it's believed that Green might have even been WSU's top target of the rest of the prospects - even ahead of, say, consensus four-star receiver Lavan Alston. The coaching staff was pushing hard for him.
What does he bring to the table? Here's a good place to start:
The Odell Beckham Jr. impersonation was SportsCenter's top play.
You can watch the rest of his senior highlights below. One question I had was whether Green's offer sheet was indicative of potential grade issues, given that he has zero Big 12 offers in the heart of Big 12 country. But Ransford said he made a few calls, and nobody was aware of any potential qualification problems.
Green joins Kyle Sweet and Deontay Burnett as the verbal commits at WR, with Clemson transfer Kyrin Priester also coming in as part of the 2015 class.
Congrats to Green, and Go Cougs!