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Cougs' early football offers climbing

CHRIS IZBICKI

THE PRACTICE OF extending the early scholarship offer in college football is more art than science. Nonetheless, offering top prospects, and doing so before their senior season, has been the standard since the early 90s courtesy of Joe Paterno. So it's probably no surprise that 22 days after Signing Day 2006, Washington State already has a number of known offers on the table for the class of 2007.

The number will likely move over the course of the year but at this early stage, CF.C is projecting Washington State to sign 20 athletes in its next crop of recruits a year from now. Only the most elite of prospects hold an offer at this point from WSU. And it in no way means another prospect won't become just as coveted later this spring or on into his senior season. Just ask the WSU coaching...

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