The call came Wednesday afternoon, and Andrew Edson didn’t need much time to deliberate.
Mount Si’s class of 2021 defensive end/tight end committed to Washington State immediately after being offered over a FaceTime meeting with his parents and new Cougars head football coach Nick Rolovich. The 6-foot-3 215-pound prospect will play defensive end on the Palouse.
“There was no doubt,” Edson said. “WSU, I’ve always wanted to go there.”
And just like that, Edson put a big bow on his recruiting process, seemingly not long after it began. After the Wildcats stunned 3-seed Lake Stevens to reach the 4A state semifinals as an 11-seed made up of mostly juniors, Edson decided to dive into the recruiting process.
He started a Twitter account and clipped together a season highlight package. He was coming off of a second team all-4AKingCo selection on offense and defense. His first offer came from San Jose State, and a few Mountain West schools followed suit, he said. Calls and texts from Washington State began about three months ago.
Then the Pac-12 came calling on Wednesday.
“It was exciting, very emotional,” Edson, the first in-state WSU commit from the class of 2021, said. “I was always hoping for it. Today came as a bit of a surprise. I knew they were interested, but I didn’t know how much.”
Though Wednesday’s offer was a pleasant surprise, Edson had hoped to be done with the recruiting process this summer before his senior high school season. Though it’s not immediately clear what the 2020 high school football season will look like, Mount Si returns as a strong contender in 4A.