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High schools: Washington State looking hard at Oklahomans

Former OU offensive coordinator Mike Leach is checking out the state's talent pool.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: July 10, 2013
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Mike Leach might have only spent one year coaching in Oklahoma, but his Washington State Cougars are making their presence known on the state's recruiting trail.

Leach, who has former OU wide receiver Jarrail Jackson on his coaching staff as a director of player relations, has extended offers to 11 Oklahoma high school players in the 2014 class, recently offering three prospects.

Edmond North running back Michael Farmer, who said last week that he intends to reopen his recruitment after committing to Arizona State during his junior season, got an offer from the Cougars on Sunday. He also recently visited Oklahoma State and has been talking with Arkansas and Georgia.

Muskogee's Tramal Ivy, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound defensive end, received an offer from Washington State on Tuesday.

The Cougars also recently offered Millwood athlete Alfonzo McMillian, a 6-foot, 185-pound senior who is being recruited by Division I programs as both a receiver and cornerback.

Jenks defensive back Steven Parker, the top-rated recruit in the state, has a WSU offer, but isn't believed to be considering the Cougars. The other seven players with Cougar offers are verbally committed elsewhere.

Last year, Washington State offered four Oklahoma high school players, signing Midwest City offensive lineman Carlos Freeman.

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by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Reporter
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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