BREAKING: 3-star WR Dez Patmon is a Coug

IT WAS EARLIER this month that San Diego prospect Dezmon Patmon and his parents took an official visit to Washington State. Patmon, rated three stars said he felt like Pullman could be a landing spot for him. And on Friday, Patmon informed Cougfan.com he decided to take things one step further and give the Cougar coaches some big news

That news, of course, is that Patmon will be heading to Pullman to play his college ball beginning in 2016.

“I’m going to Washington State,” Patmon told CF.C on Friday. “They were my first offer and it kind of feels like they were the first ones to show me love and have faith in me. Everything about my official visit was great, too. That stuck out to me and this decision feels right.”

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During that official visit, which began on Dec. 4, Patmon was blown away by the facilities and the WSU campus. There was one other thing that remained fresh on his mind leading up to his final decision.

“The family vibe was great,” Patmon said. “Everyone is so friendly up there. I can’t speak for the other recruits, but I thought we were all one big happy family and my parents loved it too. It was a special place.”

Toward the end of his visit, Patmon said on Friday that he told the WSU coaches that he was pretty set on committing to WSU, but he wanted to give it some time to think things over.

He actually delivered the final word to the staff prior to his announcement on a local TV station this evening.

“I let Coach Grinch know about my decision yesterday,” Patmon said. “I spoke with Coach Leach too and all the other coaches. They seemed pretty pumped up about my decision. I told them I was solid on them. I’ve known this for a while now, but it was a tough decision.

“I was down to San Diego State, Boise State and Washington State. It was close. This is the biggest decision of my life. There will always be some what-if type questions, but I’m happy with my decision to go to Washington State.”  

PLUS: Full list of WSU verbal commits

Patmon is the sixth known WR verbal commitment in the class and 26th known overall pledge.  CF.C also projects Washington State, even with 26 known pledges, to be far from done when it comes to recruiting. For insight on how WSU will fit them all in, check out this story published earlier in the week.

For Patmon, though, you better believe he’s excited about being part of the Air Raid offense and arriving to WSU next summer to get his college career started.

“I mean, this is the kind of offense that every receiver dreams of,” he said. “I’m pretty pumped up about this and I’m looking forward to it. Go Cougs!"


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