On June 12th, the Washington State Cougars had all of two commits. This development had many of the Cougar faithful wringing their hands and beginning to wonder when new head coach Mike Leach would begin to reel in a big fish or two.
On June 13th, 4 star QB Tyler Bruggman (Brophy Prep; Phoenix, AZ) went crimson. The verbal commitment of one of the nation's top signal callers caused a collective sigh of relief from Cougar fans everywhere. What WSU fans didn't realize: the flood gates were about to open.
June 14th: 3 star WR DeMarcus Ayers (Lancaster; Lancaster, TX) commits.
June 17th: 2 star DB Markell Sanders (Eastside Catholic; Sammamish, WA) commits.
June 18th: 3 star MLB Peyton Pelluer (Skyline; Sammamish, WA) commits.
June 18th: 3 star WR River Cracraft (Santa Margarita Catholic; Santa Margarita, CA) commits.
June 20th: 3 star RB Gerard Wicks (Long Beach Poly; Long Beach, CA) commits.
Leach's Cougars went from two commits to eight in the span of a week. Many are crediting the football camp WSU hosted last weekend as one of the reasons these kids decided to commit now. Whatever the reason, though, Leach is inspiring confidence and injecting life into a once near-dead fan base.
I'm not sure what Leach is doing, but it's working. Much like Pete Carroll with the Seahawks, I'm in. I'm drinking the kool-aid. It doesn't matter what he's selling; I'm buying it. In bulk.