April 26, 2007

Getting to know signee B.J. Guerra

B.J. Guerra went into his senior season without a scholarship offer. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound defensive tackle from Moses Lake (Wash.) High admitted the anticipation of not knowing when or if that first offer would come made him work even harder.

The hard work paid off, as Guerra earned an offer from Washington State in early October. He quickly accepted. At the conclusion of his senior season, Guerra was named first-team all-state and the Defensive Player of the Year in the Columbia Basin League.

We caught up with Guerra and asked him a variety of questions as part of our series of Q&A's with the Cougars' 2007 signees.

How are your workouts going this spring?
B.J. Guerra: "They are going great. I just started on the conditioning program that WSU sent me. They have having me a lot of power cleans, power jerks, squats and bench press. Mostly squats and power cleans for my explosion."

When are you heading off for Washington State?
"August 1"

What was it that really made Washington State stand out in your recruiting process?
"I really liked WSU, I had been to a lot of their games in the past, and I also had interest in Oregon and Washington. I just figured whoever offered me first out of the three schools would be who I would choose."

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