OFFICIAL: Deion Singleton is WSU-bound

EVERY YEAR THERE seems to be at least one surprise leading up to signing day and 2014 is no different. Last night CF.C reported that Pasco, Wash., safety Deion Singleton was expected to sign with the Cougs today and moments ago Washington State made it official by announcing they had received his National Letter of Intent.

WSU picked up a big addition to the class of 2014 this morning, with Singleton signing with the Cougs.

"Deion Singleton, a safety from Pasco, Wash., is the newest Cougar!" the official WSU Cougars twitter handle posted.

The 6-2, 175-pound Singleton took an official visit to Washington State over the weekend, which was reportedly his only official visit of the year.

Singleton's signing with WSU is big for several reasons. He is a hard-hitting safety that has a nose for the ball. The Cougs are also losing five defensive backs (graduation) entering next season and adding depth at both safety and cornerback is key.

AFTER TRANSFERRING FROM Godby High in Tallahasse, Fla., to Chihawana High in Pasco, Singleton was feared to be an academic casualty and have to delay enrollment or go the JC route.

However, a prep source informed CF.C's Barry Bolton last night that he's got a pretty decent shot at getting qualified by the end of July after summer school. This would allow Singleton to arrive to Pullman in early August and participate in fall camp.

Before moving to Washington, Singleton had a flurry of offers. This included schollies from South Carolina, LSU, Florida, Auburn, Georgia, Arkansas, Louisville and many others.

Singleton is hosting a signing ceremony with the rest of his Chihawana teammates at 3 p.m. We'll try and connect with the newest Coug shortly after for more on his decision to go crimson.

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