Washington State's 2017 recruiting class got a huge boost this week when the Cougars got commitments from highly-rated offensive skill players in as many days.

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Washington State’s 2017 recruiting class got a huge boost this week when the Cougars got commitments from two highly-rated offensive skill players in as many days.

Berean Christian (Walnut Creek, Calif.) receiver Isaiah Hodgins, a Rivals.com four-star prospect, verbally committed to the Cougars on Monday night. Then, on Tuesday afternoon, St. Francis (Mountain View, Calif.) running back Cyrus Habibi-Likio, also committed to WSU, according to Britton Ransford of Coug Center.

Habibi-Likio and Hodgins were recruited by WSU’s running backs coach Jim Mastro, and they both took two unofficial visits to Pullman during the spring practice season to talk to the coaches and tour the Cougars’ facilities.

Mastro coached Hodgins’ father, James Hodgins, at San Jose State in the late 90s. The elder Hodgins went on to become a fullback on the St. Louis Rams team that beat the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000.

Isaiah Hodgins (6-foot-3, 187 pounds) has 3,091 receiving yards and 44 touchdowns in his career. He’s rated the 41st-best receiver nationally by Rivals.com. He committed to WSU over offers from Nebraska, Michigan, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Purdue and Wyoming.

Habibi-Likio (6-foot-1, 200 pounds) picked WSU over offers from Boise State, BYU, Iowa State, New Mexico, Army and Wyoming.

With the two new commitments, WSU has five recruits in a 2017 signing class that also includes Wilsonville (Ore.) quarterback Connor Neville.