Three-star prep standout Sean Krepsz is the newest Washington State commit for the class of 2014 after an official visit this past weekend and he is pumped up about playing for Mike Leach. You know Leach returns the sentiments, as Krepsz is the 3rd offensive tackle to commit this season.
“He’s done a lot of great things with programs and I like how he and his staffs build little dynasties. That’s what he did at Texas Tech and I think we can do that here (at Washington State). He’s known for staying at programs for a long time and I like to think that this staff who recruited me will coach me for the next five years.” – Sean Krepsz via CougFan.com
The big guy from ML King HS in Riverside, CA sits in at 6’5″, 295 lbs which seems to be a new trend among Cougar linemen (up around three bills). Looking at the tape he’s the type of mauler that coach Leach looks for in his linemen, but truthfully too many exist on the current Cougar line. The size he possesses is very evident and when he gets his hands on a high school opponent it’s basically over.
Krepsz is still holding offers from a bevy of “States”, including Fresno State, Colorado State, Utah State, San Jose State and San Diego State. Apparently he may still take some later visits but is as solid as it gets to WSU as it stands. He’s ranked as the 98th best OT by Scout.
If you missed it as we did just before the season was about to begin, Jordan Rose is another big OT that WSU has impressed and he committed as well. Rose is even bigger at 6’6″, 305 lbs and is a WA product out of Freeman HS in Rockford, a small community just outside of Spokane.
We all know how important it is to hold serve in the state, so while not a big victory in star power (Rose is rated two-stars) it is always of major importance when a Mike Leach sought linemen over or around 300 goes verbal.
*For the record Rose had a good day against Pullman last Friday in a 40-14 W. Two pancakes offensively and a huge contributor in a nearly 300 yard day on the ground for Rockford RB’s, along with four tackles (including a tackle for loss) and three deflections (including one that got intercepted by a teammate). Info courtesy Scout.