Washington state is a bit closer than Utah state. However we are talking air miles. If one had to actually drive then Utah State actually is connected via a freeway as opposed to having to drive back roads to get to Wash St.. But if she were to chose Utah State she might as well go to Boise St. Utah is a bit farther than Utah St. but again is still on a main highway and would actually be the easiest driving for any Pac 12 school.
Slocum would be a good fit at Cal, but given she can pick and choose, why would she prefer Cal to UCLA, say? I would think she'd go somewhere she thinks she can win, and I've heard one of her goals is to get to the Final Four. Granted, Cal has been there recently, but if you were going to pick a few West Coast schools with a good chance to get to the Final Four, I don't think Cal would be on the list.
Even so, I'm sure LG and staff are reaching out, and it would be a great get.