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Texas wide receiver Cedrick Pellum commits to Washington State

UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Washington State Cougars head coach Mike Leach reacts to a call during the second half of the 2018 Alamo Bowl on Friday, December 28, 2018, at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, TX. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State Cougars head coach Mike Leach reacts to a call during the second half of the 2018 Alamo Bowl on Friday, December 28, 2018, at the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, TX. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Once again, Washington State has lured a wide receiver out of the state of Texas, receiving a commitment from Dallas’ Cedrick Pellum on Tuesday.

At 5-foot-11, 174 pounds, Pellum has a frame that would allow him to play on the inside or outside for the Cougars, and the 247Sports composite three-star prospect is coming off a season that saw him catch 27 passes for 473 yards and five touchdowns at Dallas’ Madison High School, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Pellum, who goes by the nickname “Megatron,” chose the Cougars over two other Power Five programs, Indiana and Kansas, and a host of mid-majors that included in-state schools Houston, North Texas and SMU.

WSU has repeatedly gone to the Lone Star State for pass-catchers, which isn’t surprising given coach Mike Leach’s history at Texas Tech and the fact that inside receivers coach Dave Nichol is a Dallas native who coached and played for the Red Raiders.

Redshirt freshman Kassidy Woods is an Addison, Texas, product, and WSU recently signed Donovan Ollie, a Wylie, Texas, native who’ll be on campus this fall. The Cougars recruited Drue Jackson out of Sachse, Texas, two years ago, though Jackson left the program midway through his freshman campaign.

Pellum makes it eight commits in the class of 2020 for WSU and becomes the second receiver to pledge, joining Joey Hobert, a San Juan Capistrano, California, native who committed almost exactly a month ago.

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