Washington State Football: A WR Walk On To Watch, and His Cousin


October 27, 2012; Stanford, CA, USA; Washington State Cougars wide receiver Dominique Williams (80) catches a pass against the Stanford Cardinal during the second quarter at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Washington State is pretty stacked at wide out now that Mike Leach has his second class on campus. The Cougars look talented across the board and deep to boot, which leaves a lot of room for skepticism from fans on the idea that any walk on could come in and actually compete at a level warranting any consideration for time on the field. But while the skeptic has as much a point here (at receiver) as anywhere on the team, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t a diamond in the rough waiting to emerge. 

I believe Ryan Turman out of Interlake high in Bellevue could be that guy, that gem that was noticed long after people stopped paying attention to the 2013 class. In truth, WSU’s receiving class wasn’t all that heavy which is the biggest reason this opportunity is on the table for Turman. On the other hand, if Leach and staff had another scholarship or two it’s quite possible this would have been one of the extensions. Either way, take a look for yourself at Turman’s senior highlight tape and you can see for yourself what this kid has to offer to the Cougar receiving corps.

Side note for Turman, his cousin Desherrius Flowers (a 2015 Alabama running back commit) has apparently now raised his interest in Washington State and will take an unofficial visit at some point in the near future. Not going to hold my breath as there are a million reasons why a flip could and will never happen in this case, but it does show the athleticism that runs in the family, along with the bonus of additional exposure for WSU to have a connection like that for media fodder when Flowers goes to Bama and if Turman blows up here at Wazzu. If you’re bored I’ve included Flowers’ sophomore highlights as well.

Go Cougs!