Linebacker Tyson Kirksey, a consensus All-Texas pick and his league's Co-Defensive Player of the Year, has committed verbally to WSU, according to John Outlaw, his coach at Lufkin High.
Kirksey, who tripped to Pullman this past weekend, finished the 2003 season
with 95 tackles, including 18 for losses, recovered four fumbles, and nabbed
He brings to 23 the number of known verbal commitments in WSU's 2004 class of
recruits. Letters of intent will be signed next week.
The Cougars may be taking a flyer on the talented lad. "He committed," Outlaw
said of 6-foot, 215-pound Kirksey. "He had offers from schools like Texas Tech
and Kansas, but he was pretty lightly recruited because he didn't have a test
Outlaw said that Tyson is a three-year starter for Lufkin, and led the team in
tackles each of those three seasons.
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