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WR Kyrin Priester departing Washington State, sources tell CF.C

WASHINGTON STATE WIDE RECEIVER Kyrin Priester was suspended from all team activities earlier this month and is leaving the program, multiple sources close to the situation told Cougfan.com. The sources said Priester’s suspension was NOT related to the recent alleged assault incident and he is not believed to have been involved.

Details were not disclosed on what brought on the suspension and departure but one source said Priester has been butting heads with the WSU staff going back to last season.

Before he came to WSU, Priester originally signed with Clemson and played one game on special teams before being dismissed for what coach Dabo Swinney called, “an attitude that is not acceptable to our standards.”

Note: WSU SID Bill Stevens confirmed to CF.C on Monday Priester's departure.

Priester, listed as a junior on the WSU roster, played in all 13 games this past season. He had 34 receptions for 246 yards and a touchdown and also had six kickoff returns for 113 yards and four punt returns for 22 yards.

He had moved to inside receiver this spring but a source had since told CF.C he would be moving back to the outside (X) for fall camp.

Tavares Martin heads into fall camp as the projected starter at the X, with Gabe Marks a lock at the Z.  A trio of true freshmen -- Grant Porter, Dezmon Patmon and Isaiah Johnson (who arrived in January) were already going to get plenty of looks in fall camp to earn playing time as freshmen, outside WRs coach Dave Nicholl said after the spring session. With Priester's departure, the competition should be that much more pitched.

Priester is a former three-star recruit out of Snellville, Georgia.  Prior to signing with Clemson, he was verbally committed to Georgia and North Carolina State and also held offers from Ohio State, South Carolina, TCU and Vanderbilt. He spent a year at prep school before signing with Clemson.

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