Louisiana WR tells CF.C he's WSU-bound

WELL THAT certainly didn't take long. On Sunday evening, wide receiver Davontavean Martin told Cougfan.com he was blown away by his WSU official visit, but was going to wait before making a decision. Soon after, though, the 6-4, 180-pounder decided to wait no longer and has committed to the Cougs.

As it turns out, the official visit for Martin went better than originally thought.

On Sunday, he told CF.C he was planning on making his decision on National Signing Day, but after a little more thought, the Louisiana native decided that the best thing for his future is to play in the Air Raid offense.

"I just think it's the best fit for me," Martin said moments ago. "It (trip) was unforgettable and I couldn't let this opportunity go to waste."


Martin chose the Cougars over finalists Wake Forest and Toledo. He also picked up offers throughout his recruitment from East Carolina, Virginia, Tulane and many others.

His weekend visit to the Palouse definitely won him over.

"Oh man, I loved it out there," Martin said of his visit. "The school and the way everything on campus is set up is amazing. It's a real nice looking college town. The facilities were great too.

"When I tried on the jersey in the locker room, it was a little overwhelming. Walking out onto the field was awesome. It's so big. It looks a lot bigger than 30,000 people can fit in there."

While in town, Martin also had the opportunity to meet with the WSU coaches. This included new assistant Derek Sage and head man Mike Leach. 

"Coach Leach is such a cool guy," Martin said. "We talked for a bit and he pretty much told me all of the things that will happen if I decide to go to Washington State. I liked his attitude and the things that he's trying to do with the program. Things are on the rise for his team."

And now, Martin will suit up for Leach for the next 4-5 years. The Bayou product joins 6-5, 240-pound defensive end Dallas Hobbs as prospects who gave the Cougar coaches their verbal commitments this weekend. 

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