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.
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)