BREAKING: Leach lands 3-star 2017 DB

WASHINGTON STATE JUST landed their first pledge in the 2017 class, with three-star defensive back Tayari Venable going crimson. The Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., product talks to CF.C about his decision to make the early call.

Although the focus for the WSU coaches is the class of 2016, it’s never to early to start looking ahead to 2017. On Monday night, Venable received his offer from the WSU coaches and wasted little time in pulling the trigger.

“I’m committing to Washington State,” Venable told CF.C on Wednesday. “I like the new facilities they have over there and everything they bring to the table. Washington State is a team on the rise and I want to be a part of that.”

AS MENTIONED ABOVE, the Cougs offered the three-star cornerback 48 hours ago, with area recruiter Ken Wilson extending the crimson scholarship.

“I was really happy when I got that offer because it was my first Pac-12 one,” Venable (pictured above) said. “To be honest with you, I wasn’t expecting it to come this fast, but I’m glad it did.”

In addition to his WSU offer, the 6-1, 180-pounder also had an offer from Eastern Washington and was receiving interest from UW, UCLA and Arizona.

The Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) junior-to-be is yet to visit the Palouse, but said that should change by the end of the month.

“I’m hoping to head up there in a couple of weeks actually,” he said. “I’ve been talking with Coach Ken Wilson about a date.

“Coach Wilson and I have been talking for about a month now. We have a strong relationship going.”

AND DESPITE THE 2017 Signing Day being nearly two year away, Venable said he knows he’s making the right decision in giving the WSU staff his word.

“It’s a great program with great academics,” Venable said. “They’re a team on the rise and they’re ready to win. I feel like I’ll be a great fit for the defense. “I’m 6-1, 180, and I’m physical. The coaches like me as a defensive back, either safety or corner. I have great cover skills and I can run with people.”

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