"Yes sir I committed to Washington State this evening," the La Verne, Calif. product told CF.C moments ago.
Vizcaino recently told CF.C's Joe Doyle that the Cougs were on top and that he felt like he was close to committing because of the great bond he had developed with the Cougar coaches.
"The timing just felt right," Vizcaino said. "I decided it was the best fit for me and my family thought it was a great place too. I took some other visits, but in the end, Washington State is where I wanted to be and I knew I wanted to be a Coug."
Vizcaino said that he talked to WSU special teams coach Eric Russell about potentially handling the kickoff, field goal and punting duties when he arrives to WSU in 2014.
"Coach Russell told me that the coaches like my leg strength and my consistency in making kicks," Vizcaino said. "I'm hoping to come in as a freshman and perform to the best of my abilities to be able to make that happen.
HIS BOND WITH Russell, along with his time out for the WSU Kicking Camp on June 15, separated WSU from the other schools, Vizcaino said.
"I just loved it out there in Pullman," Vizcaino said. "It was a great experience and I liked all the new facilities that were being built. There's a lot of potential for the future of Washington State.
"When I spoke with Coach Russell, he was ecstatic. He told me he's pumped that I was committing and they're looking forward to having me come to Pullman during my season for an official visit."
That trip is still being finalized, but Vizcaino said he's hoping to get to the Palouse for when the Cougs take on Utah on Nov. 23.
VIZCAINO HAS SOME size to him for a kicker. The 6-2, 190-pounder, who will be a senior at Damien High this fall, chose Washington State over an offer from Nevada and was receiving interest from Ivy league schools including Cornell, Harvard and Princeton.
He becomes the Cougs' eighth known verbal commit, joining CB Kevin Griffin, WR Calvin Green, WR Keith Harrington, WR Zaire Andre, LB Greg Hoyd, NT/DE Marcus Griffin and QB Peyton Bender.
VIZCAINO HIS JUNIOR season was 5-of-6 with a long of 47 and 26-of-26 on PATs.
Chris Sailer, founder of Chris Sailer Kicking camps, said Vizcaino is one of his more intriguing prospects, and recently named him his ‘best of the best' for the class of 2014.
"Tristan is an incredible all around prospect," Sailer said. "His field goals are clean off the ground, kickoffs are close to college ready, and he also shows excellent punting potential. (He's) a great athlete that will have a big spring and summer."
Sailer gave Vizcaino a perfect 5 out of 5 rating on his player rankings board, and ranks him the 16th best kicker in the country and the No. 11 punting prospect in the land.
"I'm fully committed to Washington State and I won't be visiting any other schools," Vizcaino said. "The only trip I'll be taking will be my official visit up to Pullman."
Vizcaino took multiple trips back in the spring, including visits to Washington State, Texas A&M, Colorado, Nevada and Stanford.