School: Santa Margarita Catholic High School (Rancho Santa Margarita, California)
Position: Wide Receiver
Vitals: 6’1″, 193 lbs
- Rivals: NR
- Scout: #159
- ESPN: #109
- 247Sports: #174
Other Offers of Interest: Nevada, UNLV
Best Attributes: Quick Feet, Physical, Good Hands
Prediction & How He Improves Cougars in 2013:
River Cracraft might be one of the biggest steals in this year’s 2013 recruiting class.
Cracraft has great size for a wide receiver, but may redshirt his first year at WSU because of the amount of depth the Cougars already have with their wide receivers and Leach may not want to waste a year of eligibility while sitting Cracraft on the bench with sporadic playing time. The wide out is very physical and gets off the ball quickly. But he needs to work on his route running and learn how to cut better in order to see the field this season.
His junior year of high school, he caught 46 passes for 654 yards and 6 touchdowns. His senior year of high school, Cracraft earned offensive MVP for the league his high school competed in which is the Trinity League. He has the potential to be a solid player for the Cougars and another guy I see lining up in the slot position.
River is a player that Leach will rely on to make that critical first down catch. Watch out for this kid because he’ll be making some noise in Martin Stadium soon.
All Coug’d Up Recruit Grade (out of 5): 4
–Evan Baron (Follow Me On Twitter: @BaselineBaron09)