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Morning links: Florida recruit flips to WSU

Wide receiver Isaiah Johnson has decided he'd rather be a Cougar than a Gator.

The West Pal Beach, Florida, prospect took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to announce his decision.

As the above tweet notes, Johnson is expected to graduate from high school early so he can enroll at Washington State in time for spring football practice. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound receiver is a former teammate of WSU receiver Tavares Martin. And like Martin, who played extensively as a backup wide receiver and starting kick returner, Johnson holds a list of scholarship offers that indicate he's someone who could similarly play right away.

In addition to UF and WSU, Johnson also reportedly had scholarship offers from Auburn, Miami, Louisville, North Carolina, Mississippi State, and other prominent programs. Rivals and Scout consider him a three-star prospect, while ESPN gives Johnson four stars.

Johnson obviously has good size – he'll likely play outside receiver at WSU – and his highlight tape shows a lot of athleticism as well.

Also in WSU news …

-- I wrote about the impact a couple young cornerbacks have had on the WSU defense.

-- A few days ago I wrote about Luke Falk's mother and the trials of having a son playing college football.

-- The men's basketball team had an encouraging win over UTEP this weekend.

-- I hopped on the mic with Michael Preston for another edition of the CougCenter Hour.

-- Here is my ballot for the AP's Pac-12 all-conference team.

Jacob Thorpe
Jacob Thorpe joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the Sports Desk covering Washington State University athletics.

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