Crisis Averted: Coug o-tackle signee Jonathan Nathaniel tells CF.C he passed his last final, has now qualified, joins WSU program in June

FOR ONE MEMBER of the 2017 class, Cougar fans might not have known he was in serious jeopardy of not qualifying academically. With one final algebra test left and his future on the line, the offensive tackle did everything he could to make sure he rocked that test. Had he not, he likely would have had to go the JUCO route. That won't be happening, though, and he is headed to WSU next month, he just told

For future WSU offensive tackle Jonathan Nathaniel, out of Chandler, Ariz. (a suburb of Phoenix) he just made his biggest play off the field yet.

Cougar fans active on Twitter might have seen what he just posted on his timeline and thought to themselves, 'What does this mean, Jonathan.'

Well, Nathaniel, a 3-star signee, just explained to CF.C he was failing an algebra class and was on the verge of not passing. He needed to pass the class in order to qualify academically and suit up for the Cougars.

As you can tell from the excitement in his tweet, he's good to go.

"I needed to get a C in a class I was retaking," Nathaniel told CF.C moments ago. "I had an F when I signed with Wazzu. They trusted I could pass and I needed a 90 percent on that final to get a C."

And had he not passed, Nathaniel wouldn't have qualified?

"Nope," Nathaniel said. "(It was) Algebra 101. I have struggled in math all four years and retook the class so I could get my GPA to where it needed to be."

With the 90 on his final, he landed the grade he needed and said he will now be arriving to Pullman on June 18. No JUCO will be needed for the 6-6, 260-pounder. Undoubtedly, the Cougar coaches are pretty fired up with this latest news.

As is Cougar nation. 

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