As we know, 4-star cornerback and Washington Huskies’ commit Rahshead Johnson is taking a trip to Pullman this weekend to check out the Cougars. He’s had an interesting day on Twitter and is going to cause a stir in both the Seattle and Pullman recruiting circles over the rest of the week because of it.
Johnson seems to have erased his decommit tweet, but the twitter was blowing up earlier in the day:
ESPN 300 WR Rahshead Johnson –> @og_sheadTRN I just decommitted from Washington
— Erik McKinney (@EMcKinneyESPN) November 20, 2013
— Britton Ransford (@bkRansford) November 20, 2013
— Joe Doyle (@JoeDoyleWSU) November 20, 2013
But then, another change of heart from the young prepster ensued shortly thereafter:
— RicooGoingD1 (@og_sheadTRN) November 21, 2013
Via Scout’s Greg Biggins, Johnson’s flip away from and then back to UW stems from playing time concerns (for full quotes you’ll need a membership). However after the Huskies got a hold of him, he was reassured he would have a shot at being a two-way athlete, which apparently is high on his priority list.
I tell ya you get one guy playing two ways in the conference and it ruins it for the rest of us, so thank you Myles Jack!
All kidding aside, playing time at both receiver and cornerback at Washington State is up for grabs next season and I can’t imagine that will now be a target area of interest for Mike Leach, Mike Breske and company. Johnson is on an official visit to Pullman this weekend. He also wants to take at least a couple more trips, especially to Arizona, Utah and UW.
In other recruiting news, via Braulio Perez of CF.C
Bellflower, Calif. cornerback Naijiel Hale was scheduled to visit Washington State this weekend but let me know via text that he will no longer be making the trip to Pullman. The Arizona commit added he is unsure if he will reschedule and visit WSU later this winter. For more details, click visit the blog on the CF.C Luxury Suites: CLICK HERE
It’s unclear if Hale is unwanted now by the Cougar coaching staff but this whole shakeup with Johnson has me wondering if they expected (expect?) a flip from him, which would close the door on certain other offers. Hale officially still has an offer on the table via Scout.
And finally, the Cougars are waiting on word from the NCAA about Vince Mayle. The paperwork has been filed and all we can do is hope that he gets another season. Mayle has been coming on like gangbusters and would be a massive (re)-addition to the WR corps next season. We don’t anticipate a ruling from the NCAA appeals committee til sometime after the season.