UPDATE: Texas defenseman WSU-bound

MIKE LEACH CONTINUES to prime the Texas pipeline to Washington State. The latest verbal commitment for the Cougars is a safety prospect -- his prep coach describes him as an uber-physical defender who can flat out run.

The answer looks to be yes. The prep coach of Darius Lemora (6-0, 185) out of Port Arthur, Texas, about 90 miles east of Houston, said Lemora was offered and committed to Washington State in fairly short order.

"Yes, sir," Memorial High head man Kenny Harrison said when asked if Lemora had committed. "...They've been recruiting him the last couple weeks, they got film on him and it went from there."

But Harrison said he has an assistant handle all the recruiting matters and there was some question after CF.C went to press if Lemora had made his decision 100 percent. Things look to be finalized now, however. ESPN reported shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday evening that Lemora verballed to WSU on Monday.

"I knew I wanted to go there," Lemora told ESPN.

Lemora was off the recruiting radar this offseason due in part to film going out late and an injury at the end of last season that kept him in rehab for months (broken leg in two places), said Harrison.

"He is a very physical kid who can run -- very athletic, very aggressive. I think it's a great fit… he's a high character kid, and they're getting one heck of football player," said Harrison.

AS A JUNIOR Lemora played safety and running back. This season he has been playing more of a linebacker role but it sounds like his best position at the next level might be at safety.

CF.C continues to try and reach Harrison's assistant coach, Harrison and Lemora for more insights.

Lemora is the fourth verbal commitment from Texas in Leach's 2013 recruiting class. Click here for the commit list

Click here for junior season highlights

Darius Lemora profile

CF.C's Braulio Perez contributed to this article.

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