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Former USC recruit chooses WSU

After spending months committed to playing at USC next year, Taeon Mason changed his mind this week.

Just days ago he told the USC coaches that he changed his mind and on Sunday he used his Twitter account to announce his decision to play at Washington State. lists the 6-foot, 170-pound Mason as a four-star receiver, ranked No. 47 in the country at the position. also gives Mason four stars, but as a cornerback where he is rated No. 34 nationally.

Mason plays at Muir High in Pasadena, California and dealt with some injuries this season, missing the season-opener because of an issue with his back. But he came back after the injury and obviously played well enough to keep schools interested.

His commitment only helps WSU's precipitous rise in the recruiting rankings and it seems all but certain that the program will sign its most highly-ranked recruiting class since the online services became prominent in the early 2000s. ranks WSU's class No. 23 in the country and gives six of WSU's committed recruits four-star grades and has the Cougars 29th with four four-stars.

Here is a video of WSU's newest announced recruit:

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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