"I just called up Coach Akey and told him I was coming," Abdullah said. "It was cool, no one there knew what was up when I walked to the podium. I called Coach Akey right in front of the microphone so my whole team could hear what I was doing. Everyone was excited and Coach Akey was excited as well.
"Basically from the second I got to Washington State to the second I left, everything was perfect. The players really took me in and answered every question I had before I even talked to the coaches. My brother (Hamza) was my host but I was around a whole bunch of players the entire trip. They showed me the campus and told me all the pluses and minuses of being in Pullman.
Abdullah is the 14th prep or JC player to commitment to the Cougars so far. With three grayshirts, plus Aaron Wagner back from his Mormon mission, the Cougars' 2003 class of recruits now numbers 18.
National letter of intent signing day is on Wednesday.