Tis' the season ... to be recruiting. Mike Leach does not quite have a list for Santa this year but he does have a recruiting big board he would love to see fill up with commits. The Cougars are preparing for their Sun Bowl match-up on December 26 against Miami, but they are also using the extra time off to focus on recruits.
Leach has been scheduling official visits between bowl game practices and other recruiting obligations. Ten potential recruits have visited Pullman so far in December, and of those eleven, six have already committed to WSU and three of the other four only had their official visits this weekend. WSU has been making their visits count thus far, and hopefully as the recruiting season continues, so will the success.
The Cougars also have eight official visits planned over the course of January. A win in the Sun Bowl over Miami will only boost the momentum for those visits.
Considering the role that assistant coaches play in the recruiting process, it will be interesting to see if there is any positive or negative effect on recruiting now that outside receivers coach Graham Harrell has apparently left for North Texas. It's reported that WSU is going to hire Dave Nichol from East Carolina as his replacement.
Keep checking the CougCenter Big Board for updates on recruiting!
Washington State Cougars in the middle of busiest recruiting month of the year | Bellingham Herald
The bowl practices, All-America lists and other post-regular season ephemera currently occupying headlines mask something currently happening at Washington State that will have a much more lasting impact for the Cougars.
2015 Butch's Bash Holiday Celebration - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State Athletics and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted the Butch's Bash Holiday Celebration at the Hollingbery Fieldhouse, Thursday.
Zome Design cranking out Sun Bowl shirts | Spokane - KXLY.com
As the WSU Cougars prepare to do battle with the University of Miami Hurricanes, local screen printing company Zome Design is getting ready as well, having just started its production run for their 2015 Sun Bowl shirts.
Sun Bowl: Miami on high after series of lows - Spokesman.com - Dec. 11, 2015
On the day his team was selected to play in the Sun Bowl, Washington State coach Mike Leach admitted he didn’t know much about the Miami Hurricanes.
Cougars Return to Pullman to Host Miners - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
WSU and UTEP meet at 3 p.m. Sunday at Beasley Coliseum.