BREAKING: WSU lands agile 6-3 Cali WR

THE WASHINGTON STATE STAFF is on a roll out on the recruiting trail with three verbal pledges over the last two weeks. Moments ago, outside receiver Steve Houston informed that he will play his college ball in Pullman. The Californian gave his verbal to area recruiter Clay McGuire and said the Air Raid offense and the fan base at WSU is why he's ready to don a crimson uniform in 2016.

Wide receiver Steve Houston out of Oxnard, Calif., is a Coug.

"I just committed to Washington State,” Houston said. “I like their offense and how they run everything. For a receiver, it's a great program because they throw the ball so often. I'm very excited about this opportunity."

The Washington State coaches extended Houston an offer about a month ago, he said, with McGuire putting the scholarship on the table. Since that time, the WSU offensive line coach did a solid job of staying in touch, Houston said.

"Coach McGuire gave me the inside details about the program," Houston said. "He let me know all the stats of how much they throw the ball and the big numbers receivers put up in that offense. They've had some big names come out of there.

"He also let me know that there's a lot of energy in Pullman right now. The new coaching staff is becoming a big family and they're excited about the direction things are going."

WSU WAS THE lone offer for Houston, with Missouri, San Diego State and UNLV showing increased interest. He's been off the radar this recruiting cycle, and didn't attend the Las Vegas 7v7 in the spring, according to's Brandon Huffman. But checking in at 6-3, 195-pounds, Houston said his game film impressed the WSU staff.

“They like that I’m a big WR," Houston said. "Usually big receivers are slow off the ball, but im quick and agile. They like that I'm pretty fast for my size. The coaches also said I'm the kind of receiver that can go up and make plays on the ball in the air."

Houston added that despite being 6-3, he may not be done growing.

"My dad is 6-5 actually and the doctor told me that I may not be done growing," he said with a laugh. "Who knows, I could end up growing a few more inches. Then I'll really be a big receiver."

As you might imagine, the Del Rio High prospect was quite emotional about giving the Cougs his verbal.

“I’m very excited for this moment," Houston said. "I think this is going to be a good experience for me. I’m blessed and I’m thanking God for this.”

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