Washington State recruiting wrap


The 2011 class

Recruits: 24, which includes six players who are already enrolled

Top prospects: LB Logan Mayes, WR Dominique Williams and athlete Tana Pritchard were the highest-rated players. More than a few folks think QB Cody Clements is underrated.

Needs met: The class included five linebackers, five offensive linemen, four receivers, three defensive ends, two defensive tackles, one quarterback, one running back, one safety, one cornerback and one tight end. The Cougars wanted to stock up on both lines and sign a couple of running backs. The numbers on the lines are good, but only one running back, Marcus Mason, signed.

Analysis: The production of Paul Wulff's class from 2010 suggests folks might want to reserve judgment. After all, who saw Marquess Wilson and Deone Bucannon coming? The class is particularly intriguing at linebacker, with Mayes, Chester Sua and Darryl Paulo. When you read about Clements, who's undersized, you can't help but think of Jason Gesser. It will be interesting to see which of the five JC signees proves Pac-12-ready immediately. On the downside, the Cougars lost a top running back, Bishop Sankey (Washington), defensive end Stephan Nembot (Colorado) and defensive tackle Brandon Tuliaupupu (UCLA) to other Pac-12 teams.

ESPN recruiting grade: C-