After officially inking the papers to play at Washington State on National Signing Day, I talked to wide receiver Grant Porter about his decision, what he knows about the WSU, and what he wants to say to WSU fans.
By: Peter Elliott – NFL, MLB, and recruiting writer – @PelliottSports
PE: Can you describe what it was like when you signed those papers today?
GP: It was amazing! It felt like everything I’ve worked hard for payed off just by signing that paper.
PE: Why did you decide to commit and sign with Washington State over the other schools that offered you?
GP: As a wide receiver, you want to get the ball more, and at WSU they throw the ball 90% of the time, so as a receiver that’s your heaven and all the other school weren’t coming at me as hard as Washington State was. At the end of the day, I felt that it was the best fit for me.
PE: Have you talked to High School teammates Tyler Hilinski and Kameron Powell who also signed with WSU since making your decision?
GP: Yes, those are my close teammates so I talk them every now and then and they update me on what’s going on up there [What’s happening in Washington] while I’m down here in California.
PE: How did your 7-on-7 team, Ground Zero help you as a player?
GP: They helped me with my technique and making my feet and everything quick off the line and teaching me how to run clean and crisp routes. Overall, I give big props to Ground Zero and my High School for making me a better person on and off the field.
PE: What coaches at WSU have you talked to so far?
GP: [WSU Linebackers] Coach [Ken] Wilson mostly, but I got a chance to talk to my new wide receivers coaches as well on my visit.
PE: What did you like most about the WSU campus during your visit?
GP: Everything was close and organized, unlike most of the other colleges where they have the locker room over there and the weight room here. At WSU, everything is together so that’s what I enjoyed the most.
PE: Did you do anything special for Signing Day?
GP: My school had a ceremony, and that’s about it. Nothing special.
PE: What is one quality you possess as an athlete that you’d like people to know you have?
GP: I’m fast.
PE: Has the stress fracture in your foot you suffered at the beginning of your senior year hindered your speed?
GP: Not really. It taught how to run my routes cleaner and smoother because before I would run of the side of my feet and now I’m taught how to actually run without putting pressure on the side of the foot.
PE: What player do you mold your game after/look up to?
GP: [Atlanta Falcons wide receiver] Julio Jones.
PE: And finally, what do you have to say to all the Washington State fans out there?
GP: We’re just getting started!