Hayward not only one not returning in '11

AUSTIN EHLO

TRACKING THE offseason comings and goings can be an arduous task – there's always going to be a level of attrition in a college football program, and particularly among walk-ons.

But in looking over the roster, Terrance Hayward isn't the only one who isn't back for spring ball. Jack Wilson, a walk-on safety from Spokane's Gonzaga Prep who was making a mark on special teams during last season before blowing a knee, has hung up his cleats.

Other players from 2010 with eligibility remaining who are not back for 2011 are walk-ons Jim Dahl, a linebacker out of Gig Harbor; Blake Dunn, a kicker out of Fresno; Austin Ehlo, a receiver from Lewis and Clark in Spokane and son of Cougar hoops great Craig Ehlo; Austin Graves, a defensive end from Kennewick; Esa Johnwell, a receiver out of Pomona, Calif who is the stepbrother of former WSU greats Hamza and Husain Abdullah; Michael Pfeiff, an offensive lineman out of Marysville who was a first-team All-Wesco player and accomplished wrestler in high school and Josiah Sims, a receiver from Tacoma.

Newcomers listed on the 2011 roster include walk-ons Michael Fennerty, a tight end from Olympia who was on scholie at Louisville from 2007-09; Dontavious Felming, a receiver from Olympia; Joe Kaleta, an offensive tackle from Utica, NY; Zach Koepp, a long snapper from Milford, Iowa.

And new walk-ons will be joining the fold over the coming weeks and months to Wazzu, all the way up to fall camp.

Other newcomers to the roster of course also include the seven January enrollees –DE Xavier Cooper, WR Henry Eaddy, OT Rico Forbes, DE Ian Knight, C Taylor Meighen, LB Darryl Monroe and WR Isiah Myers.

Also gone from the 2010 roster, and has been previously reported, is safety LeAndre Daniels, whose football career ended with a broken neck diagnosis last August. CF.C ran into Daniels at the UCLA basketball game about 10 days ago, he was just three weeks removed from another surgery in which they fused a bone from his hip into this neck. Daniels said he'd be in a neck brace for another three months, but his spirits are high.

Safety Jamal Atofau and linebacker Andre Barrington were dismissed from the team last year, and Cory Mackay, who remained on the 2010 roster after the car accident that paralyzed him from the waste down is back home in the Seattle area and attending classes at Bellevue College. He has a standing offer from WSU President Elson Floyd to return to WSU under full scholarship in the future.

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