Burnett eyes pipeline to Washington State

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WHEN IT COMES TO the recruiting of linebacker Victor Burnett -- a head-turner who posted a mind-numbing 182 tackles last season as a junior and now holds double-digit scholarship offers --Washington State has a selling point that other schools don't.

It's familiarity -- times two. Or four, depending on whether you count alums. "Washington State is a school that I'm considering. They've had numerous people from my high school succeed at Washington State, like Karl Paymah and Michael Bumpus. There are two current players that I played with at Washington State right now, too," said Victor Burnett (6-0, 215). That would be Terrance Hayward and...