Cougars welcome recruits to Pullman as early signing period opens

Roughly 20 players are expected to send in their letter of intent during three-day window



The WSU football team runs onto field before the start of the game against Cal on Nov. 3 in Martin Stadium.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

Before WSU football takes the field against Iowa State on Dec. 28 in the Valero Alamo Bowl, the Cougars will be welcoming a majority of their 2019 recruiting class.

The NCAA’s early signing period opened up Wednesday and closes at the end of the day Friday as about 20 players are expected to sign their National Letter of Intent with the Cougars during this time frame.

Any players that don’t sign with WSU during this period will have to wait until Feb. 6 to officially commit to the Cougars.

Below is a list of players who signed with WSU on Wednesday. This list will continue to be updated throughout the day as players sign. Highlight videos of each player can be viewed by clicking on their name.

Jamir Thomas– 6-foot-1-inch, 215 pound running back from Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio

Gunner Gruz– 6-foot-4-inch, 215 pound quarterback from Casteel High School in Queen Creek, Arizona

Billy Pospisil– 5-foot-11-inch, 190 pound wide receiver from Pomona High School in Arvada, Colorado

Rocky Katoanga– 6-foot-2-inch, 205 pound outside linebacker from El Camino High School in Oceanside, California

Gatlin Grisso– 6-foot-1-inch, 185 pound safety from Aubrey High School in Aubrey, Texas

Bryce Beekman– 6-foot-2-inch, 190 pound junior college transfer safety from Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona

Daniel Isom– 5-foot-10-inch, 180 pound junior college transfer cornerback from Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Patrick Utschinski– 6-foot-7-inch, 280 pound offensive tackle from Walla Walla High School in Washington

Donovan Ollie– 6-foot-3-inch, 205 pound wide receiver from Wylie High School in Wylie, Texas

Ma’ake Fifita– 6-foot-5-inch, 260 pound offensive lineman from Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington

Simon Samarzich– 6-foot, 200 pound long snapper from Upland High School in Upland, California

Cosmas Kwete– 6-foot-3-inch, 220 pound outside linebacker from Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona

Travion Brown– 6-foot-3-inch, 215 pound outside linebacker from Linfield Christian High School from Temecula, California

Tyler Garay-Harris– 6-foot-3-inch, 205 pound defensive end from Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, California

Konner Gomness– 6-foot-4-inch, 270 pound offensive tackle from San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno, California

Peni Naulu– 6-foot-1-inch, 210 pound outside linebacker from Kapolei High School in Hawaii

Jouvensly Bazile– 5-foot-10-inch, 180 pound running back from Golden Gate High School in Naples, Florida

Armauni Archie– 6-foot-11-inch, 175 pound cornerback from El Cerrito High School in California

Derrick Langford– 6-foot-3-inch, 190 pound junior college transfer cornerback from City College of San Francisco