Pullman, WA; Washington State freshman receiver Calvin Green (83) works out in practice while coaches look on. Courtesy; WSU Athletics
3: WR Calvin “Flash” Green
The explosive wide receiver from Sacramento, CA has got to be in this discussion because of the Spring he put together. We found out way back in April that he doesn’t go by the name “Flash” for nothing. Green has legitimate breakaway speed and in the Crimson and Gray Game he showed both great route-running and reliable hands to go along with. In fact he led the team with 8 catches for 101 total yards on the day, that’s extremely solid.
The excitement for this kid isn’t as public as it was for now-junior Gabe Marks when Leach stole him from SMU in 2012, but it should be just as high. Green is just as good and has a half-year of practice, workouts and training under his belt thanks to graduating high school early.
Not sure exactly where Green fits on a loaded receiving corps, but he does fit and he’ll make plenty of exciting plays this season. Leach won’t even think twice when sending him into the game. To start Fall drills he is second on the depth chart at the inside “H” position, behind Rickey Galvin. Don’t be surprised if he’s looking at Pac-12 All-Freshman honors at the end of the season too, because of how many times WSU throws it, but also because he might be just that good.