When you play on a team that has possibly the state's best prospect for the class of 2010 (Robert Woods) who does things in spectacular fashion it is easy to get overshadowed, but that was not the case for three-star defensive back Anthony Carpenter (6-0, 171, 4.4) from Gardena (Calif.) Serra.
Carpenter had an outstanding senior season that parlayed into three offers and he decided that it was time for him to pull the trigger.
"I visited Nebraska and Washington State," Carpenter said. "Nebraska was cool, the players were cool and I really liked the coaches."
"The stadium was packed and no left until the game was over," Carpenter said. "The city of Lincoln was cool, too."
"I enjoyed the coaching staff at Washington State and the family atmosphere they had there," Carpenter said. "The players were really cool and I really liked that Washington State is in the Pac 10, because I really like the Pac 10."
"Washington State has a really good academic support staff," Carpenter said. "I committed to Washington State yesterday (Dec. 16th). Washington State will give me an opportunity to play."
The Cougars win this recruiting battle over Nebraska and Oregon State the other school that offered him a scholie.
The Cougars recruited Carpenter to play safety.
Carpenter earned all-league honors as a senior after accounting for 60 tackles, one interception, one fumble recovery and one sack.
Good get for the new staff at Washington State.