VERBAL: 3-star Cali DB picks WSU over Florida, UCLA, Arizona and others

FOR WSU FANS a bit disappointed in the Cougars ranking in the latest CFB Playoff poll, Josh Talbott softened the blow with some big news. On Tuesday evening, the three-star safety announced on his Twitter account that he has committed to Mike Leach and WSU. And the Cougar faithful are going to be impressed with his offers list.

Moments ago, Josh Talbott, ranked three stars and the No. 46 safety in the country per announced on his Twitter account that he will play his college ball in Pullman.

The 6-0, 175-pounder, who is yet to take a trip to the Palouse, decided to go crimson over offers from Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Oklahoma, UCLA, Texas A&M and others.

RELATEDFlorida WR with 26 offers eyeing a visit to WSU National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins spoke with Talbott this evening for more on his decision to pull the trigger.

"They made me a priority and that meant a lot," Talbott told Biggins. "I have never visited before, but I know a lot of people who have and they all said I would love it there. I'll be taking my official visit for the Apple Cup game and I can't wait to get out there and see the place close up."

Leading the recruitment efforts for the Cougars here was assistant Roy Manning, who handles the Los Angeles area. Manning, known for his enthusiastic videos on Twitter after a WSU win, made quite the impact on the newest member of the 2017 class. WSU also some received some help on the recruiting trail from a current running back standout.

"We (Long Beach Poly) have Gerard Wicks already there and he likes it a lot and I have two classmates that have committed to WSU for other sports," Talbott said. "I fit that defense really well and I think I'll be able to come in and make an early impact. I'm really excited about this decision and happy to be a Coug."

With Talbott now on board, WSU is now up to 14 known commitments for this upcoming class. For the full list of WSU verbals, click here.

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