Sale commits to Washington State

One of the top JUCO offensive line prospects who still hadn't made a decision has finally committed and L.A. Harbor's Niu Sale (6-3, 300) couldn't be happier. On Monday, after thinking things over, the talented offensive lineman decided to end the suspense and committed to Washington State...

"I just decided I had seen enough and I called coach (Dennis) Simmons and told him and he was really excited and then coach (Clay) McGuire called and told me he couldn't be happier and that he can't wait to get me up there," a happy Sale told JCFootball.com Monday morning. "It really was the coaches there at Washington State and how great they were with me.

"I liked Arizona State and all that, but with Washington State's coaches, I know that if I ran into any problems, they would be there for me and help me get through it. I felt like I could take anything to them and that they would be there for me."

Heading into the 2011 season, Sale was one of the most sought-after JUCO offensive linemen in the country and had offers from schools across the country including Arizona State, Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Oregon State, San Diego State and Utah.

He committed to ASU, but decided to re-open his recruitment when Dennis Erickson and the rest of the Sun Devils' staff were let go following the season.

"If coach Erickson and that staff were still there, I was in, but since they aren't I had to look around and make sure I was choosing the right school and program for me," Sale noted. "I just felt it was best to look around and now I've found the place where I know I will be happy."

Sale plans to enroll at Washington State in June after he finishes up his final classes to complete his AA degree and he will have three years to play two when he arrives in Pullman.

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