Brathwaite Headed West

West Bloomfield (MI) running back C.J. Brathwaite commits to Washington State.

Washington State offered West Bloomfield's elusive tailback C.J. Brathwaite a few weeks ago, and it did not take him long to make a decision as he committed to the Cougars today.

"I just did it like ten minutes ago," he said. "I talked it over with my family, gave it time, and I went on the website and looked up when they played Washington and I was like, man, it'd be a great opportunity and I finally made my decision."

Brathwaite says the Cougar coaches, especially Dave Ungerer, the running backs coach, were happy to hear the news.

"They were excited. [Coach Ungerer] told me that I'd be able to play my freshman year and said I can be playing slot receiver, running back and a lot of those positions."

Although he has not seen the campus yet, Brathwaite says he saw enough online to where he and his family felt comfortable with a decision. He will take an official in December.

He had interest from other programs like Indiana and Vanderbilt, but he had to wait some time for his first BCS offer, and he says the experience of having to wait it out makes this day all the more special.

"Man, it's really exciting. I never knew any schools on the west coast were interested in me and it made me proud of the work I've gone through and I'm just excited and I appreciate all the people that supported me."



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