Some big news hits 5 campuses in college football’s recruiting chase and Washington State is among those interested. Yesterday at his Under Armour All-Star site in Orlando, 4-star prospect Sebastian LaRue made it official that while USC is still in his top 5, he is not hard-wired there and is on the market. He is a 5’11” 185 lbs WR/CB prospect from Santa Monica, CA who has said he’s open to either side of the ball, depending on the situation he’s presented with at the right place.
Per LaRue, he is getting ready to take trips to Texas A&M on the 18th and then to Notre Dame on the 25th of this month. He hasn’t set another trip for the remaining two weekends, but he is also considering UCLA along with USC. That may sound a bit dooming to the casual recruiting observer of WSU’s chances, but remember LaRue has already taken his trip to Pullman back on Nov. 10 and is “still interested” in what Leach and the Cougs have to offer.
Washington State is looking at him at the outside receiver slot and telling him he would come in immediately and help the program. The knowledge of what Marks and Bartolone did in their first season with the Cougs has got to be an attractive lure (no pun intended) for LaRue.
I’ve also got to believe that the commitment of Tyler Bruggman plays into WSU’s chances as well. With the names of Johnny Manziel (TAMU), Evan Golson (ND), Brett Hundley (UCLA) and the USC pair of Max’s (Wittek/Brown), there really is something to having a nationally recognizable name coming in to quarterback your team.
We’ll have to see how this plays out. All we can tell you is that LaRue has Decommitted and WSU is in the mix while making a strong case for early playing time and of course the rebirth of the program. Also, his bond with outside WR coach Dennis Simmons and area recruiter/LB coach Paul Volero has been pretty strong throughout the recruiting process.
So it’s time to start hoping for this to come together Cougar fans. Sebastian LaRue would be another huge boost to the offense here. He will be wherever he goes.