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Breaking down WSUs 2015 spring roster

Spring football on the Palouse gets underway tomorrow afternoon and in
advance of the Cougars' first practice, the spring roster was released,
which had some notable omissions, including a key defensive back.
LaRue, others no longer on roster
Cornerback Sebastian LaRue, a Texas A&M transfer, has been
dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules, Washington
State head coach Mike Leach announced during a teleconference Wednesday
afternoon.
LaRue, who sat out last season due to NCAA transfer rules, was expected
to compete for a starting spot at in a wide open cornerback race this
offseason. The former four-star prospect, who signed with TAMU as a
receiver, transferred to Washington State last January and made the
move over to defense during spring football. He played well at
cornerback during the Cougars' spring game last April.
Leach also confirmed that two punters - Wes Concepcion and Jordan
Dascalo - are no longer with the program. Dasacalo, a walk-on out of
Woodland Hills, Calif., played well for the Cougars as a true freshman
in 2014. He punted 49 times with an average of 41.6 yards per punt.
Concepcion, another walk-on, didn't play last season, however he saw
action as a redshirt sophomore in 2013, punting 12 times for an average
of 36.2 yards per punt.
Other non-seniors or NFL Draft prospects no longer listed on the
Washington State spring roster include: RFr. DB Kamel Greene, RFr. DB Kahshan Greene, RFr. LB Nathan Hundeby, RSo. DL
Sherman Hutcherson and Fr. DB C.J. Lane.
The list above does not include players that were previously reported
as having left or been dismissed from the program, including CB Daquawn
Brown, WR Drew Loftus, CB Kevin Griffin and others.
Cougars add double-digit walk-ons
As with every spring,
the Cougars have many new names on the roster, almost all of whom are
walk-ons or preferred walk-ons. This season, there were 17 such
players, who I have listed below:
RFr. K Reece Alvarado,
5-10, 170 - Honolulu, Hawaii (Pac-Five)
Here's an 18-second clip
of an 11-yard TD run by Alvarado
RFr. LB/LS Kyle Celli,
6-1, 220 - Seattle, Wash. (Bishop Blancet)
Here's Celli's
2013-14 highlights
RSr. LB
href="http://sports.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/player-Reggie-Coates-98195">Reggie
Coates 6-0, 237 - Encino, Calif. (Crespi/Nevada)
Here's
href="http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/reggie_coates_762443.html">Coates'
bio from his days at Nevada under Coach Wilson
Jr. K Mitchell Cox, 6-0,
202 - Kent, Wash. (Kentwood/Eastern New Mexico)
Here's
href="http://www.hudl.com/athlete/760442/highlights/37428381/v2">Cox's
highlights from his days at Kentwood
RFr. DE/LS Chris Dalrymple,
6-1, 270 - Sunnyside, Wash. (Sunnyside)
RFr. WR Isaiah Davis,
6-1, 183 - Renton, Wash. (Hazen)
Here's
href="http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1566820/isaiah-davis">Davis'
highlights from his senior year of HS
RSo. RB Trey Dezellem,
5-9, 180 - Brewster, Wash. (Brewster)
Here's some
href="http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1884073/trey-dezellem">JV highlights
from his days living in Lynnwood
RFr. DB Riley Doerge,
5-10, 180 - Snoqualmie, Wash. (Rochester)
Here's a
href="http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2033571/riley-doerge">few high
school clips of Doerge
Jr. LS Lucas Gravelle,
6-0, 218 - Niagra, N.Y. (Wheatfield/Erie C.C.)
Here's
JUCO clips of Gravelle snapping footballs
RFr. WR Cody Havelock,
6-1, 190 - Buckley, Wash. (White River)
Jr. CB Brendan Hay,
5-11, 177 - Richland, Wash. (Richland)
RJr. FB Thomas Hearn,
5-11, 227 - Bakersfield, Calif. (Liberty/Bakersfield College)
Here's some
href="http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1564774/thomas-hearn">JUCO
highlights of Hearn at Bakersfield
RFr. OL Mack Hopkins,
6-5, 302 - Connell, Wash. (Connell)
Hopkins is huge, and
href="http://www.hudl.com/athlete/830082/mack-hopkins">here are his
highlights
RFr. RB/DB Alijah Lee,
5-6. 177 - Los Angeles, Calif. (Venice)
Here's senior
year clips of Lee at Venice
RFr. DL Jacob Laird,
6-0, 245 - Ephrata, Wash. (Ephrata)
Here's Laird's
HS highlights. Also throwing track at WSU.
RJr. LB Philip Schulte,
5-9, 232 - Olympia, Wash. (Capital/Portland State)
Here's
href="http://www.hudl.com/athlete/5087790/philip-schulte">Schulte's
clips from his days at Portland State
RFr. WR Conor Simpson,
5-8, 177 - Libertyville, Ill. (Libertyville)
Here's
href="http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1856712/highlights/66142375/v2">Simpson's
high school highlights
RFr. WR D.J. Thompson, 5-8, 188 - Los Angeles, Calif. (Venice)
Senior
year highlights for Thompson at Venice
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