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Good news, more bad news for WSU


News of another oral commitment broke yesterday -- though this one is from a player who plans to arrive this season -- but some more bad news also broke for the WSU football team. Keep reading for accounts of both.


We'll spend the morning seeking details, but as CougCenter noted late Saturday night, Pullman Police logs show that junior linebacker Logan Mayes was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. on Thursday for an alleged hit-and-run. And Whitman County District Court records show that a case was filed on Friday with Mayes listed as the defendant, though no other information is given. Mayes' arrest is the third of a WSU player in the last two weeks. Defensive tackle Toni Pole was arrested for allegedly making false statements to police, and running back Teondray Caldwell was arrested on May 7 on suspicion of assault and burglary.

There was also some good news, as reported the commitment of junior-college safety Paris Taylor, who is listed as 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds. Taylor told that he's signed a letter of intent and plans to arrive  in Pullman this summer as a member of the 2013 class. He's coming off a torn ACL, but said he plans to be at full strength this summer. Below are some of Taylor's high-school highlights.

Since we have you, we'll also link this story about running back Daniel Jenkins, who announced months ago that he planned to transfer from Arizona to Washington State for his final season of eligiblity. But it appears that Jenkins now plans to remain at Arizona.

It's possible, as Bill Moos hinted on the radio the other day, that Mike Leach could return to a Big 12 stadium.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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