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RIVER CRACRAFT TO START AS TRUE FRESHMAN
the staff of Cougfan.com
Posted Aug 27, 2013
THE FIRST OFFICIAL depth chart of the 2103 season came with some surprises on Tuesday. When Washington State lines up against Auburn on Saturday for the opening snap, a true freshman will man a wide receiver spot, a second-year sophomore has staked a claim at safety, another veteran wideout has quietly moved up the ranks while the battle rages on at the SAM linebacker position.
WSU true freshman
is the starting "Y" receiver. His backup on the newly minted depth chart is
Cracraft, as CF.C has reported throughout the month of August, has had a great camp so it's not a surprise he's in the playing rotation, but few were tabbing him for PT much less a starting spot before camp began. One exception to that was CF.C's Braulio Perez -- Cracraft was his pick back in June for the WSU freshman who would surprise, earn playing time and potentially even a '13 starting post.
At the "X" spot,
has quietly had a solid camp and is the starter there. Many CougFans had already penciled in
at the top for the 'X" but he's a co-second string on the chart.
Indeed, it is the only position on offense where the chart goes three-deep, with
as the co-No. 2 with Williams. It should be noted that Leach is expected to heavily rotate across the board at receiver, and more than WSU fans saw last year, with wideout stacked very deep this season.
are the starting "H" and "Z" receivers. Backing them up are
, to no surprise, is the starting QB with
listed No. 2. The intrigue at quarterback goes unanswered - who is the No. 3? Is it true freshman
or one of several freshman walk ons?
The offensive line starters are: LT
Their backups are listed as: LT Pierson Villarubia; LG
Villarubia is a redshirt freshman, Sorenson is a true freshman and Middleton, like Villarubia, is a second-year freshman.
is the No. 1 RB with
at No. 2.
, the chart has one "OR" in the two-deeps, where
is listed first followed by
at the SAM.
had a strong camp and is listed atop at the WIL, followed by
. He too has had a good camp.
is the No. 1 MIK.
is the starter with
backing him up.
The veterans have reigned supreme over the youth headed into Auburn at corner.
, both seniors, are the starting cornerbacks. Behind them are rising true freshmen
, the latter being listed as an "OR" with
At safety, the Cougs are experienced, with three seniors in the two-deeps.
is the starting strong safety with
listed as his backup. Second-year sophomore
had a strong camp to gain the starting nod, with
the No. 2 free safety.
On the d-line, WSU lists
at one end,
at the other and
at the nose. Their backups are
and second-year freshman
ON SPECIAL TEAMS
, the punt returner two-deeps:
, Bartolone. The kickoff return man is Caldweel, followed by Mason.
The holder is Apodaca, with
backing up. Alex Den Bleyker is the Cougs' long snapper with Brevick listed as the No. 2.
is the Cougs' kicker, with Bowlin handling both punting and kickoff duties.
PRACTICE: Halliday and offense take flight
Aug 27, 2013
DAY 21: Myers shows some sticky hands
Aug 24, 2013
DAY 15: Cougar defense sets the tone
Aug 17, 2013
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