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Four new Cougars arrive in Pullman early

FOUR ATHLETES FROM Washington State's 2006 recruiting class can no longer be called future Cougars --- they are Cougars. A wide receiver, a pair of cornerbacks, and a linebacker have enrolled early, taking summer courses and participating in the team's voluntary summer workouts. Plus, they're already putting in extra time and reps with some big-brotherly Cougar veterans.

CB Chima Nwachukwu, WR Daniel Blackledge, CB Devin Giles and LB Hallston Higgins are all at Washington State, getting grass stains on their knees and sticking their noses in the books. And Christian Bass, Alex Brink, Brandon Gibson, Charles Dillon and Vaughn Lesuma are among those crimson veterans who have taken the rookies under their collective wings. "Brandon Gibson, he called us, and we've...