WSU lands coveted quarterback


PULLMAN — After some morning angst, Washington State got a big boost Wednesday with a national letter of intent from its most highly touted football prospect, Brophy Prep (Phoenix) quarterback Tyler Bruggman.

Bruggman had committed to WSU in June, a four-star prospect picking the Cougars over the local school, Arizona State. Then ASU moved quickly to secure a commitment from quarterback Joshua Dobbs of Alpharetta, Ga.

But Tennessee had a coaching change, firing Derek Dooley and hiring Butch Jones in December, and at the 11th hour, Dobbs “flipped” from ASU to Tennessee.

That apparently fueled reports that Bruggman was getting a late rush from the Sun Devils. But Bruggman signed with the Cougars around noon Wednesday, allowing a lot of WSU fans to breathe a sigh of relief.

WSU signees

Washington State announced the signing of these football recruits Wednesday on national signing date.

Daquawn Brown, CB, 6-0, 170, Los Angeles (Dorsey HS)

Tyler Bruggman, QB, 6-2, 202, Phoenix (Brophy Prep)

River Cracraft, WR, 6-1, 195, Santa Margarita, Calif. (Catholic HS)

Isaac Dotson, QB-ATH, 6-3, 210, Bellevue (Newport HS)

Daniel Ekuale, DL, 6-4, 290, Pago Pago, American Samoa (Vocational Tech HS)

Carlos Freeman, OL, 6-3, 290, Oklahoma City (Midwest City HS)

Darius Lemora, S, 6-0, 185, Port Arthur, Texas (Memorial HS)

Paulo Lepua, DE, 6-3, 265, Harbor City, Calif. (Narbonne HS)

Cole Madison, OL, 6-4, 270, Burien (Kennedy HS)

Vince Mayle, WR, 6-3, 220, Sacramento (Sierra College)

Matt Meyer, OL, 6-5, 275, Lynden (Lynden HS)

Jamal Morrow, RB, 5-9, 180, Menifee, Calif. (Heritage HS)

Cody O’Connell, OL, 6-8, 350, Wenatchee (Wenatchee HS)

Peyton Pelluer, LB, 6-2, 225, Sammamish (Skyline HS)

Riley Sorenson, OL, 6-5, 320, Santa Margarita (Calif.) Catholic HS

Gerald Sterling, DT, 6-4, 275, Aliceville, Ala. (Aliceville HS)

Charleston White, WR, 6-1, 170, Amarillo, Texas (Palo Duro HS)

Gerard Wicks, RB, 5-10, 195, Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly)