WSU Football Recruiting: Kicker Tristan Vizcaino Flips to Washington


Tristan Vizcaino had been committed to play football in Pullman since way back in June of 2013, but sudden change has brought about yet another decommit from Washington State’s 2014 class.

Vizcaino is now headed to Montlake to kick for the Washington Huskies and there’s very little information as to why. A lot of WSU recruiting followers have immediately been critical of this move from Vizcaino. However if you take time to break it down, one could imagine with WSU’s current class and their current highly interested prospects, a kicker might not have fit logistically on the offer sheet any longer. If that is indeed the case and the Cougars’ coaching staff told Vizcaino that he may not have that offer still (we may never know), it’s easy to see why Vizcaino changed his mind, with a full ride to any other big Pac-12 school on the line.

Britton Ransford put into tweet the thoughts on what this does for special teams at WSU (and in a broader sense UW as well), at least initially:

For anyone not paying attention, coach Petersen and the Dawgs have been playing catch-up with their small recruiting class, left so by the Sark staff. Cougfan knows:

And it’s not the first time this recruiting cycle WSU and UW have gone at it, if you remember CB/S Darren Gardenhire flipped back in mid-December. The Dawgs gained two flips earlier today with the aforementioned Bowman and Vizcaino, while also adding S Drew Lewis to the commitment list. They are now up to 13 verbal commitments on the season.

Washington State still sits at 20 committed to this class, so a lot is still going right. Besides, it’s nice to be on the side that has players that other teams are trying to steal for once.