School: Santa Margarita Catholic (Santa Margarita, CA)
Position: Offensive Tackle
Vitals: 6’5″, 320 lbs
- Rivals: #NR
- Scout: #67
- ESPN: #104
- 247Sports: #62
Other Offers of Interest: Washington, UCLA, SDSU, SMU, Cal, Colorado
Best Attributes: Athleticism, Movement, Drive Blocking
Prediction & How He Improves Cougars in 2013:
Riley Sorenson puts the b.i.g. in the term “big man on campus”, tipping the scales around the 320-325 lbs mark and making every last one count.
The Cougars weren’t in the mix for Sorenson until the eleventh hour, as he was considering Cal, Washington and Nebraska in his top choices. But when it all fell out differently than expected, he went back to the first team to offer him and the ones that coveted him most: Washington State
Honestly, looking back at the whole situation, this is an epic get for Leach and the staff. Sorenson has the body and the instincts to be an impact freshman from the moment he steps on the Wazzu campus. And then there’s the ability, which is second to none among linemen coming into the class and had him tagged as one of the best overall linemen in the state of California.
It could easily go-down as the most underrated pickup of this season for WSU as well, because I think he’s overlooked a little bit. Regardless, with teammate River Cracraft coming on board, we really got a nice double dose of Santa Margarita in 2013.
All Coug’d Up Recruit Grade (out of 5): 5