BREAKING: Cougars land their QB

EARLIER THIS WEEK, a quarterback prospect out of California -- one who led his team to the CIF-SS title as a junior -- took an unofficial visit to Washington State. He already had an offer from Wazzu in hand. And it didn't take long, after his time on the Palouse with the Washington State coaching staff, for him to go crimson.

"I committed," said Cody Clements (6-1.5, 190, 4.8). "I've definitely visited a lot of schools, saw a lot of campuses. My dad had told me when I find the right place, I would know it. When I went to WSU, I felt like that was where I wanted to be, the coaches there are guys I want coaching me...The QB situation is perfect, they only have three (on scholarship) so I'd have a great chance to play early."

CLEMENTS MAKES PLAYS with both his arm and feet, and that's a big part of why the Cougs offered and why he verbally committed to WSU.

"They offered me because they think I'll fit well into what they do. They like a quarterback that doesn't just sit in the pocket all the time. They like a guy who can also run, who can also make plays with his feet. The offense I run in high school is like that, it's similar.

"And they liked me as a leader and a playmaker, that I had won championships in high school. They said they liked that I'm a winner."

Future Coug Cody Clements

CLEMENTS HAD GREAT conversations with Paul Wulff and Todd Sturdy while in Pullman earlier this week, and the future Cougar QB had another great one with Wulff on Thursday night.

"I broke the news to him and he was very excited," said Clements. "He said, 'This is what I was hoping for. We've got you locked in, you're our guy and we're not going to take anyone else. You fit what we're looking for in our offense. We are very excited.'"

AS A JUNIOR out of La Habra Calif. last year, Clements connected on 120-of-191 passing, for 2,150 yards and 29 touchdowns against only five interceptions. He led La Habra to the CIF-SS title, the school's third straight championship.

"I loved the campus, it was beautiful up there. It's a college town community, really nice...I'm really excited to be a Cougar. And I'm ready for this senior year coming up."

Clements becomes the 12th known verbal commit in Wulff's 2011 class, joining WR/LB/ATH Brock Lutes, LB/SS Darryl Monroe, WR Isiah Myers, WR Henry Eaddy, CB Spencer Waseem, DT David Davis, RB/LB Chester Sua, LB/DE Logan Mayes, S Max Gama, TE Max Hersey and RB Bishop Sankey.

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