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BREAKING: 3-star DE Will Rodgers tells CF.C he's a Coug

THE BIG RECRUITING NEWS just keeps on rolling in for Washington State. After landing a pair of commitments on Sunday, the staff kicked off the week in style late Monday night, landing a verbal from 3-star defensive end Will Rodgers.

Early Tuesday morning, Rodgers let CF.C know he knew in his heart that Pullman is the place he'll spend the next 4-5 years of his life.

"I just got good vibes from the coaching staff and I told myself I would let God lead me in this process," Rodgers said. "I felt like he pointed at Washington State."

Rodgers was between classes when we reached him and didn’t have time to talk in-depth. But you can count Scout.com’s recruiting guru in the Midwest, Allen Trieu, as a fan.

“Heck of a pickup. I really like the kid,” Trieu said of Rodgers on the CF.C Luxury Suites.

A key piece to the crimson commitment was undoubtedly WSU outside linebackers coach Roy Manning.  Manning is a Saginaw, Mich., native and so is Rodgers, who played his senior year of ball at Valor Christian High in Colorado. Both he and new WSU defensive line coach Jeff Phelps were in Michigan last night to pay Rodgers an in-home visit.

Phelps took to his Twitter account last night to share his excitement of Rodgers jumping on board.

https://twitter.com/PhelpsDLCoach/status/823733888388304896

Rodgers, who checks in at 6-5, 230 pounds, held offers from WSU, Arizona, Michigan State and others throughout his recruitment.

He tripped to WSU Jan. 13-15 and told Scout.com's Brandon Huffman shortly after that Cougar Nation won him over.

He's the third verbal commit for WSU in the last three days, joining Davontavean Martin and Dallas Hobbs, who both took their official visits to the Palouse over the weekend. 


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