Cougs Get X-mas Eve Recruiting Surprise

Merry X-mas Cougs!  Wishing all the best to you and yours this holiday season. 

Wasn’t really planning on posting anything today, but a nice surprise for coach Paul Wulff and the Coug coaches came on X-mas eve.  Via breaking news out of Cougfan, none other than Bishop Sankey, a rising star running back from G-Prep in Spokane, has given a verbal commitment to WSU!  Sankey is still a high school junior, so he is really a verbal commit for the signing class in 2011.  But this is, as the recruiting honks say, a “great get” for coach Wulff.

Sankey is a 5-11, 190-lb running back with speed (4.4 in the 40), strength (already benches 325, squats 400) and incredible productivity on the GSL circuit (over 2000 yards rushing in the regular season and playoffs combined, averaging – get this – nearly 10 YARDS per carry!).   

And yes, the kid is definitely getting attention!  Per his bio from Cougfan, he’s received all-state honors from the Seattle Times, Tacoma News Tribune and the Associated Press.   And he has been on WSU’s radar for some time, winning MVP of the WSU camp as a sophomore in 2008.  And per this article from Cougfan, they’ve been on Sankey for a while and offered him early this year. 

There is a cool website set up for him with photos and videos that you can view here.  And yep, there’s plenty of highlights of Sankey online via Youtube, but here’s one of the better ones we could find (note the video quality is a little dark at times, but, yeah, you get the idea after seeing it!):

Big play, after big play, after big play.  Homerun speed, moves, power, you name it he’s got it.  He even throws a long TD out of the wildcat formation!  And all of this as a junior.  Just a wonderful “get” to coach Wulff, coach Broussard who spent a lot of time on him, and the rest.  

Merry X-mas, and GO COUGS!