Mansel Simmons has picked up an offer from Washington State and it's a big one for the Sacramento (Calif.) Sheldon tight end.
The Cougars are one of his three favorites along with Montana and Portland State and the 6-foot-4, 217-pound recruit will announce his commitment on National Signing Day.
"(Washington State) got involved more toward the end of the whole recruiting process," Simmons said.
"I definitely like them a lot. I like the coaching staff and I believe they're going to turn that program around as well. I just left a meeting with coach (Paul) Wulff and coach (Jody) Sears.
"They're great people and the Pac-10 is a great showcase if you're trying to go to the next level after college. It would be great to play there."
While Washington State has to be considered one of the frontrunners, don't count out Portland State or Montana just yet.
One of the best tight ends at the Palo Alto NIKE Camp this past spring, Simmons said Air Force, Weber State and Sacramento State have also offered but that Washington State, Portland State and Montana are the finalists.
Simmons is rated No. 33 at tight end nationally and No. 97 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.
"Portland State has a great coaching staff," Simmons said. "It's a new coaching staff. Coach (Nigel) Burton has done a great job putting that staff together. They want me to come in and play early and contribute early to the program. I feel like playing four years for them would be great.
"Montana has always been a great school with great fan support and their offense would incorporate me into it being a tight end. I could catch screens and catch some deep balls and they're giving me an opportunity to come in and play early as well."