Washington State has added yet another verbal commit for the 2014 class. Andre Dillard is the 14th of the class to commit to the Cougars.
Dillard, 6-5, 240-pounds, is out of Woodinville High School in Woodinville, Washington. Andre’s dad, Mitch, played for the Cougars in the mid-80’s at middle linebacker as a walk on.
After the Cougars lost two of their three lineman commits this past month it left California lineman Sean Krepsz as the only commit for the group. Marcus Griffin and Braden Eggert were the two that both removed their verbal commit recently. Dillard has a good chance to come in and be one of the bigger names for the 2014 lineman.
This commitment comes a few weeks after visiting the Cougs when they took on Utah and a week after the Cougar coaches were doing their in-home visits of their recruits. He is also so far the only in-state commit the Cougars have.
Dillard has the speed and the ability to stand out in this Washington State offensive line but is also very underrated. He is so far not rated by any of the major ranking companies.
One thing that Dillard lacks is size. At only 240-pounds he is a small lineman but should be able to put on some weight and get bigger with the training that comes with freshman year.
His best feature is his speed and quickness off the line. With quick and powerful hands he is able to get to the defender quickly and knock them off balance and have an upper hand in the competition. With a quicker first step and quicker to getting to the spot needed Dillard will be big for the Cougars offensive line and gives them a lot more mobility and ability to run different plays.
Dillard finished this season by becoming the 2013 Kingco Crest Division Offensive Lineman of the Year.