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Three Cougs with eligibility will forego final season, a fourth will transfer from WSU at semester’s end

IT’S THE TIME of year where attrition naturally takes place in college football and four Cougar scholarship players have left the Washington State football program.

Defensive back Charleston White, offensive lineman Carlos Freeman, safety Darius Lemora and safety Kameron Powell are no longer with the team, WSU SID Bill Stevens confirmed to Cougfan.com.

Stevens declined to comment beyond confirming the four were no longer on the roster but sources tell CF.C White, Freeman and Lemora are all on pace to graduate from WSU at the end of this semester and will not use their fifth and final seasons of football eligibility.  All were fourth-year juniors this past season. Powell it is believed will finish out the semester and then transfer.

White, a versatile defensive back who could line up at corner or safety, appeared in all 13 games this past season with one start, recording 17 tackles and two interceptions. He played in 35 games during his Cougar career with 12 starts. The 2014 season saw his most activity in a Cougar uniform, with seven starts in 10 games with 34 tackles.  He posted 32 tackles in 2015, when he played in all 12 games with four starts.

Lemora in the 2016 campaign appeared in seven games, mostly on special teams. He played a similar role on special teams in 2015. He saw his most action in Cougar uniform in the 2014 season, when he started 10 games and was fourth on the team with 68 tackles.

Freeman did not appear in a game over the course of his WSU career but sources tell CF.C the well-regarded offensive lineman battled injuries throughout his tenure in Pullman.

Powell, a second-year freshman this past season, was a 4-star recruit out of Upland, Calif., in the 2015 class but was unable to work his way up the depth chart. He also did not appear in a game for the Cougars.

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