More on Mayes and WSU


Just a quick post with our short story on Logan Mayes' commitment to Washington State for football. It's on the link, so read on.

• Here's the story ...

PULLMAN – Logan Mayes, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound linebacker/defensive end for Marist High in Eugene, Ore., who will be a senior in the fall, gave Washington State University a verbal commitment this week.

If the name sound familiar, it should. Mayes' father, Reuben, was twice an All-American at WSU, played eight seasons in the NFL and is the school record holder in career rushing yards (3,519) and attempts (636). He also worked for a decade at Washington State before taking a job in Eugene two years ago.

"It's something I embrace," the younger Mayes said of following in his father's footsteps. "I see it more as a motivator than something that will bring me down.

"To be as good or better than him is something you want to shoot for."

Mayes told coach Paul Wulff on Wednesday night of his intention to sign a letter of intent, giving the Cougars five commitments from the 2011 class, including Gonzaga Prep running back Bishop Sankey.

"Really, WSU is the perfect fit football-wise," Mayes said Friday. "And it's a perfect fit school-wise. It's a town I grew up in since I was 5 years old. And the coaches, they are all nice guys. I knew some of them before they recruited me."

High school seniors cannot sign letters of intent until Feb. 2, 2011.


• That's it for today. Except for one link from the Toronto Star on Johnny Forzani's selection in the CFL supplemental draft. Really, is it that tough to get the WSU nickname right? Until later ...

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