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Why aren't Simone, other Cougs in star game?

ELLIOT BOSCH: He and Mastin will be there

THE STATE OF Washington's annual East-West high school all-star football game next month will have a decidedly different look this year. Only two future Cougs and one future Husky will be playing. The lack of crimson representation – despite a recruiting class loaded with the state's top talent – begs the question: How come?

The answer is straight forward. Five incoming new Cougs who normally would have suited up for the annual game are enrolling at WSU for the four-week summer session that begins the same day that East-West practices commence. As a result, Travis Long, Gino Simone, Nolan Washington, Andre Barrington and Casey Locker will be hitting the books rather than the field. All five were picked to play in...

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