In a bit of WSU recruiting news that's not all that surprising, 2016 quarterback Cody Brewer has decommitted, he announced via Twitter this morning.
This leaves the Cougars without a quarterback committed in the upcoming class, but probably only for a short time: WSU extended an offer last week to three-star prospect Quentin Davis out of St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California.
CougCenter's 2016 Big Board (updated 12/23)
With signing day quickly approaching and a dead period in effect, let's take a look at where things stand with WSU football recruiting.
Davis -- whose only major college offer is from WSU -- has his official visit scheduled for January 22, so it's not all that hard to connect the dots here. Everything we've heard is that Brewer was solid to the Cougs, but WSU clearly wasn't enamored and was still looking around; the guess here is that Davis' commitment to WSU is probably a formality at this point.
Quarterback commitments can be tricky, given that most schools only take one per cycle, and teams and players will often seek early commitments in order to not get left out of the game of musical chairs. Mike Leach moved quickly on Brewer, who has excellent size (6-foot-6, 225 pounds) but looked in his junior game video to be a little bit of a project. Given that WSU has been known to be looking around for some time, it seems they didn't see what they wanted to see in his development as a senior. (You can decide what you think for yourself by watching this and this.)
Davis, meanwhile, put up some huge numbers at one of the more prominent high schools in Southern California: 3,612 yards (69 percent completion), 40 passing touchdowns and four interceptions, plus 450 rushing yards and seven rushing TDs. However, as someone who only started as a senior -- he backed up UCLA's Josh Rosen as a junior -- he didn't get in on that early quarterback recruiting action. His patience appears to have paid off.
Davis also holds an offer from Fresno State.