Washington State Recruiting: 2014 In-State DT Commits to Cougars


Nov. 23, 2012; Pullman, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars head coach Mike Leach takes the field before a game against the Washington Huskies at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Washington State landed their second 2014 recruit in defensive tackle Marcus Griffin from Bellevue High School in Bellevue, Washington. Griffin is just the second recruit to commit to coming to the Cougars in 2014, the other being Florida quarterback Peyton Bender.

Griffin went on an unofficial visit to Pullman at the beginning of the month and said that he loved everything about Washington State. The 6-3, 285 pound DT fits what Mike Leach and company want for the upcoming years, size. Leach has been known for recruiting size and believes that size is what is going to take this WSU program to the next level.

When comparing Griffin’s size to the other defensive tackles on the spring roster he fits right in. In both height and weight he is right in the middle to upper ends of where Washington State stands right now.

What do the cougars like about Griffin?

Other than the size Griffin is a player who can get in the backfield and cause havoc. Often times you will find a tall player who doesn’t get low and stay low throughout the play, it’s the opposite with Griffin. He gets low off the line beats the man across from him and keeps his feet moving getting in the backfield and makes plays.

Griffin also had offers from Colorado State, Idaho, and Wyoming.

Below you will find the link to Griffin’s Hudl page as well as his junior highlight film.


Marcus Griffin YouTube Highlights