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UPDATED: WSU football signees

You can view the video of coach Mike Leach's signing day press conference here.

From Pullman — Members of the Washington State football program's 2014 class will be faxing in their letters of intent throughout the day. As the signings become official we'll update them in this blog post with some information about the recruits. Follow the jump to see who the next crop of Cougars will be.

Last letter received: Sulaiman Hameed, Cornerback, California


Sulaiman Hameed, Cornerback, HT: 5’11 WT: 175

Alameda HS, Alameda, CA

ESPN: 3-Star, 71 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 113 CB Rivals: 3-Star

Also considered: Arizona State, UC Davis

Note: Because Hameed's letter of intent was not received by WSU at the time of the Signing Day press conference the coaches and staff were not allowed to comment on him.

 

—Frankie Luvu, Outside Linebacker, HT: 6’2 WT: 215, 

Tafuna HS, Pago Pago, American Samoa

ESPN: 3-Star, 75 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 70 OLB Rivals: NR

Also considered: Oklahoma State, Oregon State 

Highlight video

LEACH: “A real athletic linebacker, also was a kicker, also was All-State soccer and just an aggressive player. One of those guys where the passion rubs off on the others.”

 

—Hercules Mata’afa, Defensive EndHT: 6’3 WT: 230

Lahainaluna HS, Lahaina, HI

ESPN: 3-Star, 74 gradeScout: 2-Star Rivals: 3-Star

Also considered: Oregon State, Hawaii

Highlight video

LEACH: “Comes from a very athletic family. He and his sisters are all wrestlers and all very successful ones I might add. And so in the middle of that as they wrestle and tussle each other, it's great training grounds for defensive ends I guarantee you.”

 

Kingston Fernandez, BUCK, HT: 6’3 WT: 240

Kapolei HS, Kapolei, HI

ESPN: 3-Star, 70 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 152 DE Rivals: 2-Star

Also considered: Arizona State, Boise State

Highlight video

LEACH: “Aggressive outside linebacker, defensive end. Nose for the ball and quarterbacks.”

 

Barry Ware, Wide Receiver, HT: 6’3 WT: 205

Centennial HS, Corona, CA

ESPN: 3-Star, 78 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 105 WR Rivals: 3-Star, No. 100 WR

Also considered: Fresno State, UCLA, Utah

Signing day video

LEACH: “Big target, great receiver skills both physical and explosive.”

 

Kevin Griffin, Cornerback, HT: 6’1 WT: 180

De La Salle HS, Concord, CA

ESPN:  3-Star, 75 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 54 CB Rivals: 3-Star

Also considered: Montana, Portland State

Signing day video

LEACH: “Very disciplined player, quick feet. Just a key component of a really winning program.”

 

Squally Canada, Running Back, HT: 5'11 WT: 190

Milpitas HS, Milpitas, CA

ESPN: 4-Star, 81 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 56 RB Rivals: 3-Star

Also considered: Oregon State, Colorado

Signing day video

LEACH: “Really good both sides of the ball but a really explosive running back, great all-purpose guy. Great on space, great between the tackles.”

 

Patrick Porter, Cornerback, HT: 6’0 WT: 170

Paul W Bryant HS, Cottondale, AL

ESPN: 3-Star, 73 grade Scout: 2-Star, No. 159 CB Rivals: 3-Star

Also considered: Minnesota, Miami

Signing day video

LEACH: “Again, very athletic corner. Great feet, played both sides of the ball. Very impressive athlete and a guy that was heavily contested until the end but loves it up here.”

 

Feaomoengalu “Ngalu” Tapa, Defensive Tackle, HT: 6’3 WT: 275

Burbank (Luther) HS, Sacramento, CA

ESPN: 3-Star, 74 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 51 DT Rivals: 3-Star

Also considered: Arizona, Colorado

Highlight video

LEACH: “Well I'm here to tell you he's taller than (the listed height). Just trust me he's taller I don't even want to throw a number on him but he's scary tall … Very physical, one of those minimum boys type of players where he jumps off the screen. One of the unique things there at Burbank high school, him and his other three brothers are the defensive front for Burbank high school so they keep that front there all in the family.”

 

—Brandon Evers, Offensive Tackle, HT: 6’7 WT: 290

Enterprise HS, Redding, CA

ESPN: 2-Star, 67 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 125 OT Rivals: 3-Star

Also considered: San Diego State

Signing day video

LEACH: “Already big but flat-stomach big, wide shoulders. Really good in the classroom and just a big wall of athletic offensive lineman, we're excited about him.”

 

—Deion Singleton, Cornerback, HT: 6'1 WT: 175

Chiawana HS, Pasco, WA

ESPN: 4-Star, 81 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 106 Safety Rivals: 2-Star

Also considered: Arkansas, Louisville

Signing day video

LEACH: “Tall, rangy secondary player. Can do a lot of things and just an incredible athlete. His brother plays Arena Football there in the Tri-Cities.

 

—Andre Dillard, Offensive Tackle, HT: 6’5 WT: 250

Woodinville HS, Woodinville, WA

ESPN: 3-Star, 76 grade Scout: 2-Star Rivals: 2-Star

Also considered: Eastern Washington, Idaho

Signing day video

LEACH: “His father played here. Tall, huge hands, huge feet, very athletic and he's not going to do anything but get bigger.”

 

—Jalen Canty, Defensive End, HT: 6’8 WT: 270

St. Patrick St. Vincent HS, Vallejo, CA

ESPN: 3-Star, 79 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 156 DE Rivals: 2-Star

Also considered: Fresno State, Utah, Washington

Signing day video

LEACH: “A lot of Saints there at that high school. But what was impressive about Canty, he hadn't played a ton of football. The end of the year was really on fire, the end of the season was like 20-something sacks.”

 

Greg Hoyd, Outside Linebacker, HT: 6’2 WT: 215

Vista Murrieta HS, Murrieta, CA

ESPN: 3-Star, 74 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 48 OLB Rivals: 3-Star

Also considered: Fresno State, Duke

Highlight video

LEACH: “Greg's dad is a football coach and that's rubbed off on Greg. Great work ethic, physical linebacker and really a smart player. Great mind for the game.”

 

Zaire Andre, Wide Receiver, HT: 6’0 WT: 170

Inglewood HS, Inglewood, CA

ESPN: 3-Star, 76 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 147 WR Rivals: 3-Star

Also considered: Houston, Nebraska

Highlight video

LEACH: “Very explosive, really good special teams returner.”

 

—Peyton Bender, Quarterback, HT: 6’1 WT: 185

Cardinal Gibbons HS, Fort Lauderdale, FL

ESPN: 3-Star, 78 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 80 QB Rivals: 3-Star, No. 25 Pro-style quarterback

Also considered: Penn State, Miami

Spokesman-Review Profile

Highlight video

LEACH: “Really a fine quarterback and what I liked best, as good as he is now his best games are ahead of him. Because he steadily improves probably — as far as guys I've recruited he's improved over the course of his high school career more than anybody and (he) was impressive to begin with.”

 

Keith Harrington, Wide Receiver, HT: 5’9 WT: 180

Northeast HS, Saint Petersburg, FL

ESPN: 3-Star, 76 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 97 RB Rivals: 3-Star, No. 13 All-purpose back

Also considered: Arizona, Iowa State

Signing day video

LEACH: “He's got all kinds of all-purpose yards and he's got all kinds of all-purpose yards. Very shifty, great with the ball in his hands and a real playmaker.”

 

— Sean Krepsz; Offensive Tackle, HT: 6’5 WT: 295

Martin Luther King HS, Riverside, CA

ESPN: 3-Star, 75 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 103 OT Rivals: 3-Star

Also considered: Fresno State, Colorado State

Signing day video

LEACH: “Big, big physical, mean streak, out there working out with us now. Very competitive guy.”

 

Nick Begg; Tight End, HT: 6’5 WT: 255

Santa Margarita Catholic HS, Santa Margarita, CA

ESPN: 3-Star, 73 grade Scout: 3-Star, Rivals: 3-Star

Also considered: Arizona State

Signing day video

LEACH: “Big, athletic, can do a lot of things, play a lot of positions. But really athletic for a big man.”

 

—Calvin Green; Wide Receiver, HT: 5'10 WT: 165

Burbank (Luther) HS, Sacramento, CA

ESPN: Scout: 3-Star, No. 79 WR Rivals:

Also considered: Arizona State, Colorado

Signing day video

LEACH: “Probably a slot receiver … Really quick burst, fast, lots of skills.”

 

—Dylan Hanser, Linebacker, HT: 6'5 WT: 215

Billings Central Catholic HS, Billings, MT

ESPN: NR Scout: 2-Star Rivals: NR

Also considered: Colorado State

Signing day video

LEACH: “Dylan's here now, he's gotten bigger in the past year … Went to State in all kinds of track events, can do a lot of things and like I said he's gotten bigger in the past year, big frame and is going to get even bigger yet.”

 

—Marcellus Pippins, Cornerback, HT: 5'11 WT: 175

El Cerrito Senior HS, El Cerrito, CA

ESPN: 3-Star, 73 grade Scout: 3-Star, No. 75 CB Rivals: 3-Star

Also considered: Fresno State, Utah

Signing day video

LEACH: “Great feet, very quick. As you see him go through drills (he's) very impressive, even when goes up against guys that have been around here for a little bit.”  

 

—Markell Sanders, Safety, HT: 6'1 WT: 175

Eastside Catholic HS, Sammamish, WA

ESPN: 2-Star, 69 grade Scout: 2-Star, No. 143 CB Rivals: 2-Star

Also considered: Nevada

Signing day video

LEACH: “Really a fine high school career that was hampered by an injury but is a guy that's going to get bigger and a very instinctual player.”


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