MORE BREAKING: Wilson and WSU land WR Porter

MOMENTS AGO, three-star wide receiver Grant Porter out of Upland, Calif., announced his verbal commitment to Washington State over offers from Boise State, Utah and several others. CF.C talks to the future Cougar -- whom calls one of the best receiver prospects in California -- about his crimson pledge.

Porter loves the thought of playing in Mike Leach's offense at Washington State.

“Honestly, this is just the best fit for me overall,” Porter said. “Wazzu throws the ball a ton and the routes the receivers run are similar to the ones we run here at Upland (High).

“I have former teammates (Jeff Farrar, Tyler Hilinski and Kameron Powell) up there and everything I’ve heard about the program is great. I’m really excited about this decision and being a part of the Cougar family.”

THE WSU COACHES also played a big role in Porter’s decision, with area recruiter and inside linebackers coach Ken Wilson leading the way.

“All the coaches over there are very positive about the direction of the program,” Porter said. “Every time we speak, they have something positive to bring up. I have great relationships with each member of the staff.

“With Coach Wilson, he was big for me. He and I have a great connection. It’s one that I don’t have with other coaches from other schools. He and the other (WSU) coaches recruited me the hardest and I really liked that.”

Porter, who checks in at 6-0, 175-pounds, chose WSU over offers from Utah, BSU, Kansas, Colorado State, San Jose State and San Diego State.

PORTER PLEDGED WSU without taking a visit to the Pullman campus, but that will change this fall. Porter said he’s hoping to take a visit in either late August or early September to see the Cougs play at Martin Stadium.

“This is all very exciting for me,” Porter said. “I’m going to take this opportunity and make it a big one. They have a great passing offense and I’m excited to be a part of that.

“I’m going to have another season to improve my skills and right now, I’m solid with Washington State. I’m all Wazzu.”

The newest Coug becomes verbal commit No. 9 for WSU’s 2016 class, joining OL Josh Watson, QB Ian Book, LB Jihad Woods, WR/CB Renard Bell, CB Jalen Thompson, WR Stephen Houston, WR D'Jimon Jones and WR Josiah Westbrook.

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