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WSU football finds new offensive linemen in 2016 recruiting class

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James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington State Cougars know that the path to being an elite contender is building an elite offensive linemen. They might be on the way there with a solid class of offensive linemen signed at National Signing Day.

WSU football recruiting: OL Christian Haangana signs with Cougars [Aaron Polevoi, CougCenter]: "At 6-foot-6, Haangana is listed at 347 pounds by Rivals and Scout, but 24/7 Sports and ESPN have him listed at 400 pounds. As his highlight tape below shows, he is able to pancake his high school opponents regularly. But how will he fare against stronger and quicker collegiate defensive ends and tackles?"

WSU football recruiting: OL Nilsson Gaisoa officially signs his letter of intent [Britton Ransford, CougCenter]: "Gaisoa has been under the radar since. He's unranked by each major recruiting service, though he clearly has Pac-12 talent. At the Nike Football Combine in Hawaii last year, Gaisoa's SPARQ score was No. 7 among 2016 offensive lineman. Four of the prospects ahead of him — Nate Herbig, Michael Eletise, Frederick Mauigoa and Sean Auwae — will sign with Power Five programs, with three landing in the Pac-12."

WSU football recruiting: OT Liam Ryan is a Coug [Aaron Polevoi, CougCenter]: "Ryan has the frame to get much bigger once summer workouts begin, and will almost certainly be given a redshirt during his first year in Pullman. He's listed at 6-foot-6, but only weighs 270 pounds, so he definitely can afford to put on 30-40 extra pounds during his redshirt season. If Ryan is able to pack on the weight and impresses during Thursday Night Football, he could go into the 2017 spring camp looking to win a starting position, as center Riley Sorenson and guard Eduardo Middleton will be on their way out after graduation."