SIGNED: JUCO DL inks with WSU, talks to CF.C

WASHINGTON STATE signed a midyear JUCO transfer later Wednesday, with Garrett McBroom, who took an official visit to the Palouse last weekend, sending in his signed Letter of Intent. McBroom tells CF.C it came down to WSU and a Big Ten school in the end.

McBroom, a 6-3, 268-pounder out of NE Oklahoma A&M, will enroll at Washington State in January and go through spring ball. His other finalist was Purdue. McBroom took an official visit there two weeks ago, and then took a visit to Pullman this past weekend.

Give an assist to Brian Odom, WSU's defensive quality control coach.

"At the end of the day, both places would have offered me a great education – Washington State just felt right to me. The coaches were awesome.  Coach Odom is an Oklahoma native and he did a really good job on my official visit. I really like the program and I love what they’re doing, it’s going to be even more special in the future," said McBroom.

McBroom is listed by as a defensive end, but he play play more inside than outside on the Wazzu d-line.

"I believe they want to use me as a four-technique, kind of on the inside but not right in the middle.  Joe Salave’a is a great guy, I know he has some experience bring in the NFL and I’m excited to be coached by him. I think he has a lot to offer me," said McBroom.

McBroom earned All-Southwest Junior College Conference second-team honors this past season after posting 66 tackles -- with 19 for loss and 10 sacks.

"They said when they offered me I have a great motor, I play really, really hard and one thing you can’t teach is effort. They said they feel I can be a key contributor to their defense next year. I just need to work really hard," said McBroom.

He said he's looking forward to doing just that in Washington State's $61 million Football Complex.

"I loved the facilities," said McBroom.  "The coaching staff was awesome and they’re going in the right direction – I wanted to be a part of that."

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McBroom has two years to play two for Washington State.

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