BREAKING: Cougs land big-framed Hawaiian

HE'S BEEN FLYING under the radar a bit, having transfered to a new school his senior year and then playing a new position. But he's athletic and has a big frame -- 6-4, 248 pounds and not done growing. He's rated one of the top 60 prep tight end prospects in the nation but will come to Washington State as a defensive end. The possibilities, though, are myriad.

Jordan Pu'u-Robinson made his decision this afternoon, becoming the 16th known verbal commitment in WSU's 2009 recruiting class.

"I committed to Washington State," said Pu'u-Robinson. "I'm a Cougar! And I'm excited about it."

So too will be the Cougar Nation when they imagine the possibilities. Pu'u-Robinson has that DE/TE type of body, he's only 17 and though he's already 6-4 and 248 pounds, he's almost certainly not done growing yet. His dad stands 6-5.

Indeed, he could wind up a 275-pound three-technique on the d-line, a monster tight end, he could end up growing into an o-lineman even --- or he just might continue to wreak havoc coming off the edge at d-end. He adapted quickly to the new position this season.

"Washington State said they liked my hands. And they liked that it was my first year playing defensive end," said Pu'u-Robinson.

Pu'u-Robinson will take his official visit to Pullman in Jan. 10, but he took a cursory look at the campus a week ago while on an official visit to Idaho with his dad.

Pu'u-Robinson said a very positive in-home visit with the WSU recruiting coordinator Rich Rasmussen, coupled with Paul Wulff's plan to build a strong program the right way, were keys to his decision to go crimson.

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