BREAKING: Leach lands another 4-star verbal

MIKE LEACH AND Washington State continue a dizzying recruiting haul over the last 24 hours. The newest verbal pledge is Kyahva Tezino - a 4-star linebacker out of Los Angeles' Bishop Mora Salesian High. In rapid-fire fashion, the Cougs have landed a pair of four-star prospects in Tezino and safety Shalom Luani, plus American Samoan 'backer Logan Tago and OL Amosa Sakaria, and DT Dillon Faamatau.

Kyahva Tezino (6-1, 200) went crimson on Monday according to a prep source choosing the Cougs over Pac-12 offers from Arizona, ASU, Cal, UCLA, Utah and Washington. He also had rides from Miami, Wisconsin and others.

Tezino is a member of the Scout.com 300, rated the No. 256 overall rated recruiting prospect in the nation regardless of position. He is ranked the No. 6 linebacker prospect out West.

Tezino earlier had long been rumored an Arizona lean because three of his prep teammates are there but he raved about his official visit to Washington State for the Apple Cup and was blown away just before the trip by the volume of hand-written letters the WSU staff had sent him, and that the Washington State coaches were recruiting him the hardest.

It also helped that he was already fast friends with L.A. area Cougars Daquawn Brown and Jeremiah Allison.

Scout.com's Greg Biggins calls Tezino "one of the most versatile defensive players out West with the ability to play any linebacker position as well as safety in college." (That said, Tezino will play linebacker at the Pac-12 level for Washington State.)



Tezino brings the tally to 24 known verbal commitments in the WSU 2015 class, joining Kyahva Tezino, LB Logan Tago, OL Amosa Sakaria, S Shalom Luani, DT Dillon Faamatau, LB Eddie Rudinski, DL Hunter Mattox, OT Davis Perrott, DE Jonah Moi, DE Jeremiah Mitchell, CB Treshon Broughton, WR Kyrin Priester, OT Austin Maihen, OG Noah Myers, K Matt Abramo, OT Cedric Bigge-Duren, WR Deontay Burnett, CB Darrien Molton, LB Aaron Porter, RB James Williams, S Kameron Powell, QB Tyler Hilinski and DT Thomas Toki.

Tezino earlier told Cougfan.com the new facilities at Washington State were the highlight of his trip, and that the academics made the place sing.

“The visit was a good experience for me. It was great actually... The thing I really liked about Washington State was that they put academics first. We met with their academic advisers and they said that education always comes first at WSU and football comes second. I liked that a lot," Tezino told CF.C last month.


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