Erick Hallett II is leaving the Lone Star State for the Palouse and an opportunity to contribute as a part of Alex Grinch’s “Speed D.”
Hallett II, a three-star cornerback from Cypress, Texas, announced his verbal commitment to Washington State on Twitter Friday morning.
“I felt like it was the best opportunity for me to go out and showcase my abilities at a high level, as well as earning a Tier 1 education,” Hallett II told Scout.com of picking the Cougars. “I just felt like this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”
The Cy-Fair High School cornerback stands 5-10 and weighs 170 pounds. Washington State is Hallett’s only Power Five offer, a handful of mid-majors were interested, including Memphis, Nevada, Southern Miss, Tulane, Army, Houston and Massachusetts.
Notre Dame also showed interest and Hallett II reportedly took a visit to South Bend in April, though the Irish never offered.
Hallett II racked up 29 tackles, four interceptions, four bass break-ups a forced fumble and a fumble recovery as a junior.
“My biggest strengths are my speed, quickness, and football IQ,” Hallett II told Scout.com in April. “I have very good speed and quick enough change of direction to make plays on the ball. I also have the ability to read and diagnose plays very quickly.”
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