For Cole Madison, it wasn’t a difficult decision.
“I just wanted to be a Cougar, so I pulled the trigger,” the Kennedy Catholic tight end said after giving a verbal commitment to Washington State this week. “I feel like they’re going to be a good, winning team with coach (Mike) Leach. I like the players. I liked the location and I liked the school.”
The Cougars are in the middle of a strong recruiting run, reeling in local prospects like Madison, Skyline linebacker Peyton Pelluer and Eastside Catholic defensive back Markell Sanders in addition to bringing in some big out-of-state names.
Washington State was the first program to offer the 6-foot-6, 260-pound standout, who plans to start his college career as a tight end. However, depending on how he develops physically, he could end up playing defense or moving to the offensive line.
Madison also had offers from Idaho and Northern Colorado.
“It’s a big stress reliever,” Madison said. “I don’t have to worry about anything now. If there are other offers that come in, they come it. But it’s good to be locked in on one school.”