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Morning links: WSU’s walk-on class

Signing Day 2015 is over but, like NFL teams chasing undrafted free agents, the NCAA teams now fight it out for the players that didn't find a team on the big day.

The Cougars, like most schools, are still in the process of filling out their class of preferred walk-ons – players that are not on scholarship but can join the team at the beginning of the season.

These walk-ons have done well under Leach and Luke Falk – a former walk-on – is the favorite to start at quarterback next fall. WSU has already received paperwork from Kemonee Jenkins of Lakes and North Kitsap's Andrew Hecker.

On Tuesday night the Cougars received a commitment from such a player, one who might have a real shot of seeing some live action next year.

Word is the WSU coaches like Charme's consistency. The kicker from Timberline High in Boise, Idaho stands 6-foot-2 and is said to have a lot of upside. 26 of his 34 punts last year were not returned and his average punt of 41.6 yards was returned an average of just 1.9 yards, so he's probably getting some decent hang time.

We'll talk about WSU's walk-ons and whatever else you want today in our live chat at 11 a.m. For now we have some links.

-- The WSU baseball season begins this week.

-- Not everyone is happy that Vernon Adams is transferring to Oregon. In fact some people are downright ticked off.

-- An interesting look at the state of Washington's basketball program with the team in a free-fall.

-- Arizona may be without its backup point guard against the Cougars.

-- Do he Wildcats have what it takes to make it to the final weekend of the season?

-- One of the country's top basketball recruits has an eye on California.

-- Colorado's best player plans to get back on the court in time for Cal.

-- Could Oregon State get its own QB transfer?

-- Looking back at what went wrong for UCLA in the final sends of its loss to Cal.

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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