The Washington State Cougars have an official addition to the 2014 class. Wide receiver commitment Calvin Green has signed a financial aid agreement, meaning he will get the opportunity to start his college experience in the Spring, due to graduating high school early. Generally F.A. agreements are signed by junior college transfers.
This gives Green what will amount to an extra Spring in the program over his fellow recruiting class, about 4-6 months of extra lifting, playbook studying and overall preparation for this freshman season in a Cougar uniform. It’s no guarantee he won’t redshirt still, but the prospects of early time become a little more real with the extra time around the team and with coaches getting a chance to see him in practice.
This is especially big as Green will be making the transition from high school running back to Pac-12 caliber receiver. Leach has said that he can play all the positions and is excited about the explosiveness Green brings to the field with the ball in his hands.
As a fan, this is an exciting kid to get into the program. He is one of those “electric” threats that we’re waiting for Leach to round up over the next few seasons. When he puts on a few pounds he’ll be a dangerous baller.
Here’s what Green has done so far in his senior high school season (via, WSU Athletics)
Green is a 5-10, 165-pound running back out of Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif. Through his first seven games he has amassed 597 yards and six touchdowns rushing, 213 yards on seven catches and a score receiving, and another 300 yards returning kicks. Defensively he had collected 41 tackles, two interceptions and forced a fumble.