BREAKING: 2017 DB talks WSU pledge with CF.C

IT WAS JUST Monday that the Washington State staff extended a scholarship offer to 2017 safety Ty Thomas. Less than 48 hours later, the 5-11, 190-pounder informed Cougfan.com that he's Wazzu-bound. Why commit so early? The newest WSU verbal, a tackling-machine, answered that question and many more with CF.C moments ago.

Ty Thomas doesn't like to waste time.

“I committed to Washington State tonight,” he said. “I committed about an hour ago. Their interest in me has been high. I checked out the other 2017 commit (Tayari Venable) they have and he looks solid. I just really like the program and the coaches.”

As mentioned above, Thomas received his offer from WSU on Monday. The Cougs were the first offer for the Lubbock-Cooper High (Texas) product. Despite holding the lone offer, Thomas said he was also receiving interest from Georgia Tech, Kansas State, TCU, Rice and others.

THE NEPHEW OF former NFL star linebacker Zach Thomas, who most remember from his days with the Miami Dolphins, it should come as no big surprise that the younger Thomas is known for being a big-time tackler.

In 2.5 games this season (season opener called at halftime due to lightning), Thomas has recorded a mind-blowing 37 tackles.

“The WSU coaches are recruiting me as a safety,” Thomas said. “They like how I come up field and am a hitter.”

Thomas’s area recruiter is WSU offensive line coach Clay McGuire, who has been in contact with him for the last couple of months.

“I called him (McGuire) up tonight and let him know that I wanted to be a Coug,” Thomas said. “I spoke with a few of the other coaches too. I knew Coach Graham Harrell from when I was younger. When he was at Texas Tech, he’d run some camps that I’d go to.”

THE QUESTION NATURALLY begs as to why the newest WSU verbal decided to pull the trigger and close his recruitment so early?

“I just really like the program and I’m ready to stop worrying about the pressure of picking a college,” Thomas said. “I like the school a lot and I’m ready to go up for a visit and check everything out. It depends on my football schedule, but hopefully I can get over there pretty soon.

“I want to be able to focus on my season and help my team out. I know I’m still able to get some other offers, but I’d rather not deal with the stress. If I do get offers from other schools, that might be another dal, but right now I’m committed and I’m a Cougar.”




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