Saturday, December 22, 2012
Wazzu announces five signings
Head coach Mike Leach and Washington State welcomed five new additions to their roster this week, according to a release issued by the school's official site.
Three junior college talents, defensive tackle Lyman Faoliu (San Mateo, Calif./College of San Mateo), outside linebacker Ivan McLennan (El Camino, Calif./El Camino College) and offensive tackle Jacob Seydel (Riverside, Calif./Riverside College), signed letters of intent.
Two re-signs from 2012 -- running back Robert Lewis (South Gate, Calif./South Gate) and offensive tackle B.J. Salmonson (Everson, Wash./Nooksack) -- signed financial aid agreements.
Leach said of the group, "Lyman and Jacob give us added size on both lines which is always a priority and Ivan gives us another athletic playmaker on defense. Robert will certainly add speed to our receiving unit and B.J. is a person who is physical and embraces contact."
The 6-foot-2, 275-pound Faoliu registered 46 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks this fall, earning an all-conference selection.
McLennan racked up 156 stops, 20 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks this season. The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder is a two-time all-conference performer at the junior college level.
Seydel, 6-foot-6 and 290-pounds, was a first team all-conference selection as a sophomore.
Lewis, perhaps the gem of the group, was considered a four-star prospect in 2012 by ESPN. As a senior, the 5-foot-10, 160-pound playmaker was named division player of the year to to the all-area first team.
The 6-foot-5, 285-pound Salmonson was twice named to the all-state team in high school.
Including their early signings, Washington State currently has 23 players on board for this recruiting cycle.