As usual, the CougCenter team has been putting out amazing content around the recruiting cycle, from Connor Neville kicking off the commitments in April to the surprise flip of Jamire Calvin on signing day. This class has players from 12 states and spans from Kailua, Hawaii to Miami, Florida.
The Cougs didn’t land any players from American Samoa, but the distribution across the US seems more diverse at first glance. Alex Grinch, Roy Manning and the defensive staff put a lot of effort into recruiting Southern California, as 8 of their 15 recruits hail from Los Angeles to San Diego.
If the Cougs receive an NLI from Richland’s Dontae Powell, they’ll see 5 of their 12 commits on the offensive side of the ball hailing from the Pacific Northwest. All in all, since 2015, WSU has seen 42 of their 77 (54.5 percent) signees hail from California. The next closest state is Washington with 9 and then Florida with 7. That rank held true in 2017 with 40 percent of our signee’s coming from California, 15 percent from Washington and 11 percent from Florida.
The map below has data from 2017 back to 2015. This current class is highlighted (you can also filter to just them or the other classes) and the table is sorted by most recent commit date. You can type into the magnifying glass in the upper left to zoom the map to a specific geography and use the various filters to drill down to positions, states or side of the ball.
If you hover over a logo you’ll get a pop up with information on that player and links to their Hudl page, their commitment story and the CougCenter scouting report. Enjoy exploring the class and as always, Go Cougs!