Cougars Ink 23 Recruits On Signing Day, 28 In All

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Washington State University Head Coach Mike Leach announced Wednesday that 28 student-athletes have each signed a National Letter of Intent or Financial Aid Agreement to play football for the Cougars.

The class includes 11 offensive/defensive linemen, five linebackers, five wide receivers, three safeties, two running backs, one quarterback and a kicker.

“Our staff did a tremendous job of putting together this class,” said Leach. “We looked for three things in particular:  we needed offensive linemen, we needed defensive linemen and we looked for guys that were good football players.”

Leach added, “It was the same as when I selected our staff. If you look at our staff every one of them on some level is in the habit of winning. With regard to these football players we tried to select guys that were the same. Not how big is he? How fast is he? How strong is he? Can he play football is the first question we asked.”