Washington State head football coach Mike Leach is very optimistic about his recruiting class. “When you consider that most of our competition had a year and a half head start I think it’s a very impressive effort” Said Leach.
Washington State, now has 28 student-athletes that have each signed a National Letter of Intent or Financial Aid Agreement to play ball for Leach and the Cougs. The Group has 11 offensive/defensive linemen, five linebackers, five wide receivers, three safeties, two running backs, one quarterback and a kicker. Mr. Leach and his staff seem most excited about a specific linebacker, Jeremiah Allison from Los Angeles, California. Allison is a quick and tough linebacker who has a history of success. A three-year letter winner with a 4.31 GPA. That’s the kind of talent and character Mike Leach is bringing to the Palouse. Allison comes at the perfect time as former linebacker C.J. Mizell was dismissed from the team, soon after the hiring of Mike Leach, due to an arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and trespassing at a fraternity party.
Now as for the rest of the recruiting class Wazzu made major strides trying to improve the front line, a part of cougar football that has suffered far too long now, dating back to the 2003 season. Watching the press conference Leach seems very enthusiastic about the class but is keeping his poker face on for now. It’s safe to say, Leach got what he wanted going into his recruiting plan and stayed focused, which is a very good thing if you are a WSU fan.