O’Connell commits to WSU/Leavitt Adds Hawaii/Calloway Nevada

After seeing and hearing from several schools during the spring, Wenatchee OL Cody O’Connell decided he’d let the recruiting process run its course and he decided to commit to Washington State head coach Mike Leach in person.

“I actually drove up there today and told them,” a happy O’Connell told Northwest Elite Index. “They seemed really excited about me committing. I’m just really relieved to be done.”

When asked what it was that made him decide to end the process before the summer, O’Connell was matter of fact in his assessment of things.

“I loved the school, I loved the coaches, I loved the program and I after I thought about it I was like ‘why wait?’,” O’Connell said. “They haven’t told me where they see me, so I’m going to say tackle is where I’ll play, but I just want to play as early as possible so I’m open to playing where they see me fitting the best.”

Besides his offer from the Cougars, O’Connell also had an offer from Idaho and was getting interest from schools across the region including Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Eastern Washington, along with UCLA, Arizona State and Arizona.


Speaking with O’ Connell earlier in the day he says… Jordan J./Taylor B. NEI

  • The 6-8 big man called earlier to say what’s up and tell us the good news, he was committing to Mike Leach and the Cougs…”I feel really good about this, it’s a big relief to find a good school that I love…I chose WSU because I like the coaches, I like the size of the campus, and I like how close it is to home”. This is one of the biggest steals in the entire country, great work Wash St- Jordan J-NEI
  • we Taylor Barton Might sound crazy to say a kid who was offered and just committed to a Pac 12 school is underrated, but that’s the truth. Cody is the REAL DEAL! WSU is on the right track, props to Leach and company.



NW’s top safety Dallin Leavitt grabs Hawaii offer


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    • sd Northwest Elite Index Speaking with Dallin earlier the soft BYU commit said, “I’m pumped it’s a great offer in an amazing area..I was excited to hear it from the coach with all the work I’ve been putting in, all the weights, camps, running.. it just feels like all the work is worth it” He continued, “it’s the first offer since I committed and I’m glad someone is willing to give me a chance …I’m hoping some other schools are willing to take that chance as well…..Thank u so much JJ and Taylor for I honestly couldn’t have done any of this without u, honestly thank u so much- so much love u don’t even understand”. Dallin earned this offer , and will have many more before he is done. Jordan J-NEI
    • sd Taylor Barton Thats my boy!


Tere Calloway snatches up Nevada offer


    • we Northwest Elite Index Speaking with Taylor Barton earlier Calloway informed us that the Wolfpack had offered making it 9 D1 offers and counting…We wish Tere continued success
    • we Taylor Barton Tere, Dallen, Tatum……Combines help more than they hurt huh?!!! Glad for all 3 of u, you’re all deserving. Keep putting in work