Over the weekend the stock on S/WR Montrel Meander went through the roof, along with his teammate Charleston White, a receiver. 247Sports minted Meander a four star prospect, the 24th best safety in the land, but Baylor and Texas had different ideas for him.
The Bears offered Meander but were denied on Thursday, but Texas took immediate interest and got a sneaky visit from him over the weekend, at which point the Horns told him he would be a downfield WR in their offense. Despite the offer, Meander remained committed to playing safety in the Pac-12, for a night. Then his mind changed today and Texas flipped him from Washington State, per Braulio Perez:
— Braulio Perez (@BraulioEPerez) February 5, 2013
This is a pretty big blow to the class in general, especially considering the loss of S Trevor Walker (flipped to Washington) S Myron Turner (pulled offer) and CB Chidobe Awuzie (pulled offer). All were committed at least briefly to WSU at one point in time. Meander was going to be a star in the Wazzu secondary. Interested to see how he fits in with Texas. Hopefully he has himself a nice career on the offensive side of the ball. We wish him well
Charleston White, thankfully remains committed to his new Cougar coaching staff and teammates.
He’s only played 2 seasons of football and has all the raw talent to become a real threat in the air raid offense by the time he’s a redshirt sophomore. At least we assume he’ll redshirt with all the talented slot receivers the Cougs will have on the roster.