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Washington State scores top receiver on signing day

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State appears to have landed arguably the best prep football player in the state of Washington.  Gino Simone, from Sammamish, signed a letter of intent to play at Wazzu on Wednesday.

Simone, a 6'0" receiver out of Skyline High School, holds his school record for most touchdowns in a career (40), season (19) and game (4).  He also holds the record for career receiving yards (2,827).  Rivals.com ranked him the No. 2 prospect in the state, while Scout.com rated him No. 7 in the West at his position.

Along with Simone, the Cougars announced a host of other signees - some of them quite impressive. 

Among the most interesting recruits is Johnny Forzani.  Rated the No. 3 sleeper prospect by The College Football Place, the 6'1" receiver has three years of eligibility after having played one season of college basketball at Douglas College in Canada, and spending one year as a member of the CFL's Calgary Stampeders practice squad (2007-08). 

Another "get" for the Cougars is Casey Locker, a defensive back from Ferndale, Washington.  The cousin to Washington's Jake Locker played both DB and quarterback for Ferndale, and was named AP 3A All-State Quarterback in his senior year.

Greater Spokane League product Chris Mastin also signed with Washington State Wednesday.  The 6'2" linebacker from Lewis and Clark helped his team to a state championship during his junior year.  He was ranked Rivals.com as the No. 14 best prospect in the state of Washington. 

WSU Signees:

Name

Height

Weight

Position

Hometown/(H.S)

Terell Thompson 6'2" 215 LB Aurora, CO (Eaglecrest)
Justin Clayton 6'4" 250 DT Napa, CA (Justin-Siena)
Jeff Tuel 6'3" 207 QB Fresno, CA (Clovis West)
Casey Locker 5'11" 175 DB Ferndale, WA (Ferndale)
Andre Barrington 6'1" 205 LB Federal Way, WA (Federal Way)
Asi Hosea 5'10" 178 DB Salt Lake City, UT (Cottonwood)
Darren Markle 6'1" 232 LB Meridian, ID (Mountain View)
Sekope Kaufusi 6'4" 230 LB Palot Alto, CA (Woodside)
Sebastian Valenzuela 6'2" 315 OL Burbank, CA (John Burroughs)
Chris Mastin 6'2" 210 LB/DL Spokane, WA (Lewis & Clark)
Anthony Carpenter 6'1" 177 S Los Angeles, CA (Serra)
Nolan Washington 5'10" 175 DB Burien, WA (Kennedy)
Jamal Atofau 5'10 185 DB Bellevue, WA (Bellevue)
William Prescott 6'5" 277 OL Riverside, CA (Martin Luther King)
Arthur Burns  5'10"  210  RB  Corona, CA (Centennial) 
Gino Simone  6'0" 170  WR  Sammamish, WA (Skyline) 
Quayshawne Buckley 6'4"  285  DL  Ontario, CA (Colony) 
Travis Long  6'4"  245  TE/DE  Spokane, WA (Gonzaga Prep) 
Carl Winston  5'9"  200  DE  Harbor City, CA (Serra) 
Pu'u Robinson Jordan 6'4" 256  DL  Wailuku, HI (Baldwin) 

 

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