BREAKING: Bellevue's Justus Rogers is a Coug

THE WASHINGTON STATE coaches landed a big three-star verbal commitment on Thursday -- their fourth pledge from the state of Washington in the 2016 class. Bellevue athlete Justus Rogers, who checks in at a sturdy 6-2, 210-pounds, has gone crimson. And he will be arriving early to Wazzu, too.

Rogers, a three-star prospect classified as an ATH by, who plays quarterback for the Wolverines, confirmed with moments ago that he has made the decision to go crimson.

WSU was the first and lone offer for the in-state product, who is planning to graduate from high school early and head to WSU next January for the spring semester -- and spring ball. He was also receiving interest from Arizona State, Northwestern, Utah State, Utah, Oregon State and others.

WSU offered Rogers way back in April 2014.

"The Cougs have been with me since day one and have been consistently in contact with me throughout my recruitment process," Rogers said. "They have a great vision and I'm excited to be a part of what Coach Leach has started."

ROGERS IS THOUGHT to be coming to WSU as a safety -- but he may also get a shot at playing quarterback. He had previously long been adamant about wanting to play behind center at the next level and WSU a while back told him they’d give him a shot to do so in the ’16 spring ball session. But last month, Rogers had a change of heart, telling CF.C he was letting schools know he was now more open to playing other positions besides QB.

First-year special teams coach Eric Mele is Rogers' area recruiter.

All four of the Cougs' in-state '16 pledges are from the west side of the state - Mele's territory.

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