Barton talks about WSU commitment

One of the unsung players that inked his name to a Letter-of-Intent was Fresno City WR Isiah Barton (6-1, 190) who decided that Washington State was the school for him. spoke with the talented wideout this weekend and he let us know about how he ended up at a JUCO after walking-on at Fresno State out of high school and then how the Cougars got involved...

"I was a full qualifier out of high school," Barton, who attended Westchester High School, told "In February of 2008 when it was time for tryouts I impressed the coaches and staff out there and ended up getting a call saying I made the team as a walk-on.

"I was asked to join the team for spring practice and I did. I expected to eventually receive a scholarship offer from Fresno State. I worked really hard there and knew I deserved a scholarship. But, I was never offered a football scholarship from Fresno State. So at the end of the 2008 season, I left the team and knew I would get a scholarship offer from a school in 2009 if I worked hard and had a good football season playing at Fresno City College."

And that's exactly what Barton did for the Rams this past fall posting 56 receptions for 850 yards and nine touchdowns while also rushing for 114 yards on seven carries for three more scores.

"Coach Todd Sturdy from Washington State scouted me and saw me perform in practice, watched my highlight film and was impressed," Barton said. "Coach Sturdy took my highlight film back to show the coaches at Washington State and they liked what they saw. I ended up blessed to receive my first football scholarship offer from Washington State after a long, hard, and rough journey."

Besides the Cougars, Barton also had interest from California, Utah, San Diego State, and Arizona.

On Signing Day, Wednesday February 3rd, Barton signed his letter with the Cougars and plans to enroll in May with three years to play two once he arrives in Pullman.

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