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Cougars Sign Two Junior College Linemen to NLIs
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 12/15/2010
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Dec. 15, 2010

PULLMAN, Wash. - Offensive linemen Rico Forbes and Taylor Meighen have each signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Washington State University, Cougar Football Head Coach Paul Wulff announced Wednesday. Both are expected to enroll in classes at WSU for spring semester, beginning Jan. 10.

Forbes, a native of the Bahamas who prepped at St. Pius High School in Houston, Texas, has spent the past two seasons at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. Forbes, at 6-4, 260-pounds, originally signed an NLI with Baylor in Feb., 2009, before attending Navarro. In 2010 he helped Navarro to an 11-1 record and the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship, avenging its only loss of the year by beating Butler Community College in the title game, 13-12.

"We are very excited to have Rico joining our program," said Wulff. "He is a very athletic, bright young man who is going to have the opportunity to get right into the mix this spring. He brings a great deal of size and athletic ability to our offensive front and has a great upside."

Meighen, a 6-3, 285-pound center from Beaumont, Texas, has played the last two seasons at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas. This past season Meighen earned 2010 All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference First Team honors at center.

"Taylor is going to bring excellent toughness and great leadership qualities to our team," said Wulff. "He has played all five positions on the offensive line though we envision him playing guard and center. He is going to get a lot of quality time this spring."
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