Washington State has lost yet another verbal commit for the 2014 class in these past two weeks with Napa, California lineman Braden Eggert. Eggert switched from the Cougars to the University of Oregon this week, leaving the 2014 class with only 1 lineman so far.
Eggert, a 6-7, 305-pound offensive tackle is a 3 star player and was ranked 14th in CalHiSports.com top 25 offensive lineman recruits. Scout.com has Eggert ranked at 98th in the country in offensive tackles.
With great size and speed and knowledge of the game Eggert would have been a great addition to the Cougars offensive line especially after a year in a college weight program.
Marcus Griffin (Bellevue, Washington) de-committed last week after being committed since April.
It is a surprise that these two have de-committed in the wake of the Cougars’ success, the potential for the rest of the season and the upcoming years.
Oregon offered Eggert back in October and a few weeks later he went on his visit, all of this coming after committing to Washington State back in August.
Eggert said in an interview with Scout.com that he feels that he has a better chance to be the best player he can be by playing at Oregon and not Washington State.
A side note on recruits: Since colleges are only allowed 56 official visits per term expect to see some of the players who were planning on taking an official visit, but are now committed elsewhere to no longer come. This is done in order to focus and target more realistic players based on the needs of the team with committing and de-committing changing constantly.