SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State signed its top recruit, quarterback Tyler Bruggman, after a bit of drama Wednesday.
Various media reports said Arizona State made a late pitch to the four-star prospect from Phoenix. Washington State coach Mike Leach said he did not know if that was true, but said he had little doubt that the 6-foot-2, 202-pound Bruggman would sign with the Cougars. Bruggman was the only four-star recruit in Leach's second recruiting class.
Leach pronounced himself happy with a class that was heavy on offensive and defensive linemen.
The Cougars recruited heavily in Washington and Southern California. Scout.com rated their recruiting class 39th in the nation Wednesday.