WSU Cougar Coach loves Freshman River CraCraft drive

PULLMAN, WA - To have a potent air attack offense, you need a good quarterback and plenty of weapons for him to throw to.

And amongst the several talented receivers the Washington State University Cougars football team has, they've found a rising star in freshman River Cracraft. At last weekend's scrimmage, Cracraft lead the team in receiving with six grabs for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Regardless of his age, Head Coach Mike Leach loves his drive.

"Well he's excited to play, he goes out there and plays hard every snap so he's reliable," said Leach. "So he's got more opportunities to get open than some guys who don't play as hard as he does because he's gonna' maximize every one of them."

"I know what I did as far as catching the ball but I know what I need to improve on," said Cracraft. "So I just need to go back and watch film and see what else I can improve on."

"He's matured real quick, and when we played seven on seven in June and July even before this stuff started he was making plays like that," said WSU Quarterback, Connor Halliday. "So everybody kind of came in here expecting that and he hasn't let anybody down."

Cracraft and the Cougs will be at Auburn on August 31st.