Here is a closer look at some of the nuggets who've already got a crimson offer in hand:
WR Kirby Moore (6-2 1/2, 197, 4.6)
An AP first-team all-state receiver in Class 2A ball this past season, sources in the Prosser area have confirmed Washington State has offered a scholie to the the record-setting wideout. While former teammate and receiver Cody Bruns was the senior headliner last season, it was Moore's 29 TDs in '07 that set the all-time state record and for all classifications.
Moore's dad Tom, the Prosser coach for the last 20 years, has a career winning percentage of .850. His brother Kellen, now at Boise State, is the state's all-time passing leader.
CB Desmond Trufant
(6-0, 167, 4.50)
Younger of brother of CouGreat and NFL All-Pro Marcus Trufant
, Washington State was the first to offer the Tacoma standout. The Cougs offered the younger Trufant at cornerback, like his brother, though he also looks to have the skills to play safety or on offense. Desmond is a little bigger than Marcus was at this stage. Another brother, Isaiah Trufant
, was a standout corner at Eastern Washington under WSU head man Paul Wulff. The UW offered Desmond soon after Washington State did and the Huskies look to be charging hard after Wilson High product.
WR Diante Jackson (6-3, 190, 4.5)
Fast emerging as one of the top receiver prospects in California, he already holds seven offers. His prep coach tells CF.C that Jackson has the potential to become a nationally sought recruit. WSU is one of three schools recruiting the hardest. "I would say the Pac-10 schools are doing a pretty good job of recruiting him -- I would say Washington State, Oregon and Arizona State have done a great job with him," said Las Lomas High coach Doug Longero.
DE Billy Sanders (6-4, 235, 2.85)
Out of Arizona, he verbally committed to Miami last month but Scout.com reports that Washington State offered the Brophy Prep standout this week. WSU likes him at defensive end, while Miami and others see him as a tight end. He registered 62 tackles and 8.5 sacks his junior year on defense.
LB Darren Markle (6-1, 230, 4.59)
Washington State was the first to offer the nationally recognized powerlifter out of Meridian, Idaho, with the strength numbers to show for it -- a power clean of 285 and a squat of 550. Plans are in the works for the middle linebacker to head to Pullman in the next few weeks and take in a spring practice.
WR Billy Ray Stutzmann (6-1, 160, 4.45)
From the same high school that produced Jason Gesser, Washington State was first to offer Stutzmann, who is the defending state champion in the 100 and 200 meter sprints. Also holding an offer from Hawaii, he caught 36 passes for 647 yards and seven touchdowns his junior campaign.
CB Ryan Milus (5-10, 155, 4.40)
A burner who clocked a 10.85 in the 100 meters last year, Washington State was the first to offer the Chandler standout. Milus, who grew up in the Evergreen State. "I was born there and lived up there until I was eight or nine." He told Scout.com he was "very excited" about the WSU offer. He is also being courted by both of the 'Zona schools, among others, and has plans to take in an ASU junior day event this spring.
WR/ATH Drew Terrell (5-10, 175, 4.5)
From the same school (Hamilton) as Milus, Terrell had this to say about the Washington State offer: "I was very excited. They said they offered me as an athlete and that they think I could come in and play early because of the explosive offense they run."
LB Anthony Jones (6-2, 200, 4.56)
Also from Hamilton, the Mississippi transplant is the third from the Chandler, Ariz, high school to be offered by the Cougs. He has a 40-inch vertical. "He's a playmaker on defense," says coach Steve Belles. "He will hit you, try to take the ball away, but he'll do it all within the scheme of the defense. He's not going to do anything that puts anyone else in a bad position... He makes so many plays its ridiculous."
DE Craig Roh (6.5, 225, 4.6)
A relentless type out of Scottsdale, Roh has seen offer total skyrocket to nearly 20 -- one of them being Washington State. Roh racked up 99 tackles his junior season -- 15.5 of them were sacks. He looks as if he'll be making a decision later rather than sooner.
OL Xavier Su'a-Filo (6-5, 265, 4.98)
The Cougs are looking for athleticism on the lines and Su'a-Filo would seem to fit the bill. Scout.com's Chris Fetters says he "runs like a deer and hits like a truck." He has 11 offers besides WSU.
S Dijon Washington (6-1, 180, 4.6)
The Cougs were the first to offer the hard hitting safety prospect, who earned the nickname "The Missile" from his teammates, according to his prep coach. "He's a kid that finds the football," says Leuzinger head man Deon Tolliver. Washington already holds a pair of Pac-10 offers, with Oregon State also putting a full ride on the table.
WR Gino Simone (6-0, 176, 4.6)
A playmaker with some shake, Simone led 4A state champion Skyline in receiving last year with 1,417 yards and 18 TDs.
DT Deandre Coleman (6-4, 295, 5.20
In addition to the Cougars, he holds offers from Oregon, LSU, Arizona and Washington. The latter of the group might have a leg up in the early going, Coleman and his family are reportedly ardent Husky fans.
WR Jemari Roberts (6-2, 205)
A versatile wideout, he holds offers from Washington State, Stanford, Oregon and Colorado and has a knack for all-purpose yards. He is also a star in the classroom.
QB Brock Osweiler
He originally committed to Gonzaga for basketball but is rethinking the decision and may play football instead at the next level. WSU was the first school to offer him a scholie. He threw for 2,454 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior. In addition to Washington State, Stanford and ASU have also offered for football. Plans on making a final decision in May or June.
RB Dasarte Yarnway (6-0, 210, 4.52)
From the same high school that produced CouGreat-Great Jason Hill, Yarnway is a physical back, one rushed his way to 1,408 yards and 19 touchdowns on 175 carries as a junior.
TE Ryan Hewitt (6-4, 220, 4.8)
Primarily used as a blocker, he caught 12 passes and 2 TDs his junior season and was named honorable mention all-conference at perennial power Mullen High in Denver. He also holds an offer from Stanford.
ATH Bernard Bolden (5-9, 160, 4.5)
You name it, he could probably play it, lining up at running back, cornerback, receiver, kick and punt returner, and punter last season. Washington State was the first to offer, followed one day later by Arizona.
WASHINGTON STATE is wasting no time on the talent trail. The Cougs have extended roughly 20 known offers to prospects in the 2009 class of football recruits and between CF.C and Scout.com, we've tracked the scoop on most of them -- including a wideout with a coaching legend for a dad and passing legend for a brother.
Cougs have roughly 20 scholarship offers out to top prospects and the total is climbing