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Morning links: WSU picks up receiver now, linebacker later

The Air Raid offense got an octane injection on Monday. And the defense landed a coveted linebacker recruit.

I'm a little late to this, but over the weekend junior college linebacker Chima Onyeukwu, according to a report from Cougfan.com. Onyeukwu, who plays at Contra Costa College, is a member of College Football America's preseason All-America team.

The linebacker is 6-foot-2, 215-pounds and also held a scholarship offer from Utah State.

More immediately, WSU received news yesterday that wide receiver Kyrin Priester won his appeal to the NCAA, meaning he can play this season. We have a story in today's paper about Priester and four other standouts from WSU's preseason camp in Lewiston.

The folks at CougCenter sure seem excited about the possibilities for WSU's offense with Priester playing.

Now, for the links:

-- Washington got some bad news on Monday. Its only returning offensive lineman is retiring from football.

-- A walk-on receiver at Arizona is getting rewarded for sticking it out.

-- Arizona State has some sizable freshmen.

-- Colorado plans to use George Frazier a lot more this year.

-- John Canzano says it's a question of leadership for Oregon's Vernon Adams.

-- Stanford will once again have a tight end pacing the offense.

-- Myles Jack may not do everything for UCLA this season.

-- Touted quarterback recruit Ricky Towns didn't last long at USC.

-- Utah's Kenneth Scott is excited to get back on the field.




Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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