Washington State scored again when it picked up an offensive lineman from north of the boarder. One of the reasons the Cougars have been so successful over the last 10 years is they leave no stone unturned in looking for D-I talent.
This time, they landed offensive tackle Joe Eppelle (6-8, 290) from Vancouver (B.C.) Vancouver College Prep.
He is the second player from Vancouver College Prep in recent years to choose Washington State as his place to continue his education and his football career.
Eppelle will join his former high school teammate, defensive tackle Jon Conlin, a redshirt freshman for the Cougars. The scouting report on Eppelle is he has tremendous potential, but he’s raw.
This is where Cougar head coach Bill Doba and his staff do a good job with talent evaluations and projections. If they live up to their reputations, then Cougar fans will once again see an unheralded player compete successfully on the Pac-10 level.
Though Eppelle plays primarily defensive tackle for Vancouver College Prep, he projects as an offensive tackle for the Cougars.