DT reverses field, headed to WSU -- again

THE ROLLER-COASTER ride that is Quayshawne Buckley's college plans has taken another turn. Cougs, Beavs and now Cougs again? Buckley signed with WSU in the class of 2009 but academic hurdles foiled his plans. Last week, he announced he would be heading to Oregon State once he became qualified. But upon further reflection, the big defensive tackle tells CF.C, he's back in crimson.

After talking with his WSU area recruiter Steve Broussard, and with good friend Daniel Simmons, a rising Cougar cornerback, the 6-4, 290-pound Buckley says he's back in the Cougar fold.

"Washington State is really my home so I didn't feel right about it, leaving it like that. I'm not going to Oregon State anymore. I'm going to Washington State," said Buckley, from Ontario, Calif.

Buckley also added that he still has loads of respect for Oregon State and their coaches.

BUCKLEY IS NOT yet qualified but said he is taking online courses and doing well. His plan is to be qualified in time for the middle summer school session at Washington State beginning in June.

"You can tell everybody I'm coming to WSU ... and I'll be enrolling and going to summer school there," said Buckley. "It was really just a low-key misunderstanding. Everything is good and I'm back with Wazzu.

"My home is at Washington State. Go Cougs!"

Buckley was named first-team CIF defensive line his senior season at Colony High. The skinny on Buckley is that he has a great motor, great instincts and huge hands. He was also a standout basketball player at Colony. Quayshawne Buckley profile


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