G&T Blog matters: Byron Wesley on choosing Gonzaga, three players leave WSU football

A sampling from the past week of entries in The Spokesman-Review blog SportsLink at www.spokesman.com/ sportslink/

2: A couple of things that didn’t make the article. Wesley was scheduled to visit Pitt on Friday, but decided to reschedule because that was the same day as USC’s graduation ceremonies. 

I have confirmed that safety Markell Sanders and defensive linemen Emmitt Su’a-Kalio and Gerald Sterling are no longer members of the Washington State football team. Coach Mike Leach and the athletic department rarely comment on these internal roster matters, and will not in this case, so we do not know if they were dismissed from the team or left voluntarily.

Su’a-Kalio and Sterling both redshirted this past season, while Sanders enrolled early for spring practices and would have been a true freshman next season.

The biggest loss from a personnel standpoint is likely Su’a-Kalio, who defensive coordinator Mike Breske called one of the best pass rushers in spring football practices. Standing at 6-foot-4, 253 pounds, Su’a-Kalio was still as lean as a linebacker and looked like he could add weight while maintaining his athleticism to turn into a terror for the Cougars down the road.

Jacob Thorpe

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