WSU's Florida offers continue to swell

TREY GRIFFEY

HOW IMPORTANT HAS the state of Florida become to Washington State recruiting? Looking at the number of prospects offered from the Sunshine State, and comparing it to the number offered from the state of Washington answers that question.

Pull up the known in-state offer numbers made by Washington State in the Scout database as of today. Now compare it to Florida. They're dead even.

Nine offers to in-state prospects.

Nine offers to Florida prospects.

That'll open some eyes.

One caveat here – it's not exactly an even split. After a prospect commits Scout takes his name off other school's offer list about a week later so WSU's in-state list no longer shows the offer to Mercer Island QB Jeff Lindquist. But the central point remains – Florida, and Central Florida in particular, has fast become an integral area of recruiting focus for Washington State.

California will always be the Cougs' bread and butter. The Northwest will always be important. But the gates to Florida were opened wide with the Florida quartet – Henry Eaddy, Isiah Myers, Darryl Monroe and Spencer Waseem – who signed with the Cougs last year.

And if this year's known offers are any indication, the doors have been flung wider open this year.

Scout.com is reporting wide receiver Trey Griffey has been offered by WSU. He is the son of Ken Griffey Jr., and has transferred this season to Dr. Phillips High, the same school the Cougs landed Darryl Monroe from.

Ty Darlington is the No. 2 ranked center prospect in the nation.

CB Ty Law had four blocked kicks, five interceptions as a junior.

OT Blake Fromang is already 6-8, 285 pounds. He's also an excellent student, with a 3.7 GPA.

CB Andre Scott plays QB at Oak Ridge High but he's a cornerback at the next level. He's ranked the No. 25 best prospect on the Orlando Sentinel's 2012 Central Florida Super60.

WR Ray Martin is also a return man prospect who could put up some crooked numbers this year.

WR Patrick Harris has speed, with a reported 4.4 time in the 40.

Vegas Harley is another QB, he slings it for Mount Dora, whose best position at the next level looks to be at DB. The 6-1 playmaker picked up a slew of awards after his junior season.

Lucas Thompson is listed as a safety prospect but as his 6-2 frame fills out, linebacker might be his calling at the college level.

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