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Apple Cup recruiting weekend on tap for Cougs

TONGA "JUNIOR" TEA

THE APPLE CUP takes center stage on Saturday, but this weekend is also a seminal event in the recruiting process. A number of prep and junior college prospects with crimson hued scholarship offers will be on hand this weekend when Washington State and Washington clash out on the Palouse in the regular season finale for both teams and a bowl berth for Washington State likely holding in the balance.

Among the known prospects on official visits to Washington State this weekend, defensive tackle Tonga Tea, whom everyone just calls Junior, or June. The 6-0, 309-pounder said recruiting had taken a back seat to his season and his class work up until this weekend -- Tonga plans on graduating next month, making him eligible to enroll in January. Mid-year transfers can sign with a school as early...

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