Hi there Cougs,
We are about to hit mid-July, with really not much news from the beginning of the month in our recruiting. June was torrid, but that’s how recruiting works. Still we have had a little bit of news come in over the past week and a half or so for Leach’s efforts on the recruiting trail, so here’s what we’ve obtained.
Trevor Walker – the first verbal commitment to WSU this summer was the Arlington Safety and 3 to 4 weeks ago he still seemed excited to be in the Cougar family, especially after Bruggman committed. However, apparently his father is not in favor of him playing for WSU (if I remember correctly playing time had a lot to do with it) and has been pushing for Trevor to de-commit practically, since the commitment announcement. We’re not sure how much his father played in, but Walker has decided to take the de-commit from the University. This is not a huge loss for Leach and his staff, but Walker was an exciting potential and was rated as a 3 star prospect going into the season. Kinda one of those guys that I thought was just a little bit underrated but not much.
Diondre Toms – This safety/wide receiver prospect from Lindberg High in Renton, WA has been said to become a preferred walk-on this fall so he will likely play scout team and try to earn a full ride scholarship through hard work. Toms was said by some to be the top defensive safety prospect in the state of Washington going into his senior season. He is 6’1 and around 170 according to Scout and Rivals, with sub 4.5 speed and a long frame.
Myron Turner – So we lost Walker, but then days later we’ve heard that Turner, a safety prospect out of DeSoto, TX has committed to WSU. Turner is 6’0, 175 and has been described as “long” by Cougfan and others. He did not receive much playing time as a HS junior, but to be realistic he played behind safeties that have taken their talents to LSU and Texas, so we know that DeSoto is producing quality talent in the defensive backfield. DeSoto’s coach is raving about Turner and the Cougar coaching staff is apparently very high on him as well, so we’re excited to find out more about him this season when he gets a shot to compete as a starter. Scout has him as a 4.4 40 guy, and that’s pretty fast, especially at the safety position.
Stay tuned, we’ll continue to keep your recruiting up to date as we get information.