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Duo from Spokane could be can't-miss kids

SPOKANE HAS SENT a procession of talent to Pullman over the years. But not since 1975 -- when George Yarno, Terry Anderson, Jeff Jones and Raleigh Fletcher cast their lots with WSU -- has the Lilac City come through for the Cougs like it did this year. Two long-time watchers of the Northwest prep scene believe Travis Long and Chris Mastin may be the crown jewels of WSU's new class of recruits.

And a third observer -- Gonzaga Prep head coach Dave McKenna -- doesn't have enough superlatives to describe Long and Mastin. "Phenomenal motor ... and he can flat out run," he says of Mastin. "Travis is deceptively fast -- he gets those long legs moving and he can run ...against Moses Lake he hurdled a kid and kept running. I think he's going to be part of something special down there at...