BREAKING: Cali DE Mason Vinyard is a Coug

YOU CAN ADD another player to the list for Washington State's class of 2016 commits. Moments ago, rush defensive end Mason Vinyard pulled the trigger and gave his verbal commitment to the Cougar staff. Checking in at 6-5, 220-pounds, Vinyard is quick off the edge and is also a large offensive target for his prep team

Mason Vinyard will suit up for Washington State in 2016.

On Tuesday morning, a prep source informed CF.C while we were in a recruiting chat session with subscribers that the 6-5, 220-pounder has gone crimson. Vinyard, a senior for Helix High (Southern California) chose Washington State over offers from San Diego State and San Jose State. In addition to those offers, he was also receiving interest from USC, Cal, San Diego and a handful of others.

Helix High has become a hot spot for the WSU staff this recruiting cycle, as Vinyard is Mike Leach's second verbal commit from that school.

He joins linebacker Jihad Woods, who pledged Washington State back on May 8.

Vinyard's defensive statistics were not available at press time, but he recorded 298 yards and three touchdowns at tight end last season. Despite his 6-5 frame, the newest Coug commit runs a 4.6 40-yard dash. The Cougars like him as a defensive end.

With the addition of Vinyard to the list of commits, WSU now has 14 verbals for the 2016 class. Vinyard joins Isaiah Love, Derek Moore, Chima Onyeukwu, Cody Brewer, Grant Porter, Skyler Thomas, Joshua Watson, Josiah Westbrook, D'Jimon Jones, Stephen Houston, Jalen Thompson, Renard Bell and Jihad Woods.

Note: La Mesa, Calif., is in the recruiting area for first-year WSU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch.

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