Thursday, May 10, 2007

WSU Names Captains, Also Sign Two Recruits

In a move lacking little suspense, the Cougars named their four captains for the 2007 season. Senior QB Alex Brink, senior WR Michael Bumpus, senior safety Husain Abdullah and junior linebacker Greg Trent all won out in the vote by the team. Brink is the only repeat captain from last year's group, which also consisted of seniors Scott Davis, Mkristo Bruce and Jason Hill.

Meanwhile, WSU actually signed a couple of players yesterday who will be eligible to play this fall as late additions to the 2007 recruiting class. And it appears the Texas pipeline has paid off again, as both players hail from Blinn Community College in Brenham, TX.. Defensive Back Alonzo Jackson and linebacker Ken Dunn both signed with WSU yesterday, and are both slated to be on the field in one form or another for 2007.

Both players were part of an excellent defense that helped lead Blinn to a 12-0 record and the 2006 NJCAA National Championship. The defense surrendered a ridiculous 129 yards per game, by far #1 in the nation, including just 39 rushing yards allowed per game.

Overall both players are likely destined for special teams duty, although one would bet that Jackson has a better shot of playing in the secondary, as the depth back there is extremely thin. The WSU linebackers appear to be the strongest part of the defense at this point, so Dunn appears to be a long-shot to get much action outside of punt and kickoff teams.

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