Since school let out in May, the WSU coaches have been cleaning up on the recruiting trail, picking up 14 commitments. The 2016 class has risen 12 spots in the last week to 60th in the country per 247 Sports, in-between Boise State at 59 and NC State at 61. This cycle includes three commits from Washington, up from zero in 2015, and the rest of the class is made up from the familiar haunts of Southern California, with the exception of two recruits.
Alex Grinch and his defensive coaches have been picking up steam with five of the last six commits projecting to play defense, and the Cougs took care of their most important position by bringing in quarterback Cody Brewer after Ian Book’s flip to Notre Dame. The class is light on big bodies with only one lineman currently committed in Everett’s Josh Watson. With the season starting and official visits picking up, I imagine we’ll see coaches Joe Salave'a and Clay McGuire flex their recruiting muscles and start bringing in the hosses.
You can interact with the map by zooming or lassoing any number of logos. If you hover over a logo you’ll get more information for that player, including a link to the CougCenter write up on their commitment and a link to their Hudl page. You can also use the drop downs at the top of the map to filter by state, class (there is data for 2015, 2016 and 2017), status of committed or decommited, (this data is only present for 2016 and shows Ian Book heading to South Bend, Indiana), side of the ball and position.
Which positions are you hoping to see our next set of commits come from? Are there any regions you hope to see WSU make more inroads to?