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WSU adds a recruit, then adds two more

Washington State received commitments from three football players, two of them in the class of 2016. But the first to announce his decision will take the longest to get to Pullman.

Tayari Venable, soon to be a high school junior, made his announcement first and was followed shortly by seniors Skyler Thomas and Grant Porter. Porter is a three-star wide receiver from Upland while Thomas plays at Citrus Hill High in Perris, California. Venable plays at Rancho Cucamonga.

The decisions were announced during a ceremony at the Ground Zero training facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Greg Biggins of was at the ceremony, and was on top of the commitments, as you can see:

As with any college declarations made before the start of senior year, there are some caveats. All three recruits, for example, have yet to visit WSU and it's not a bad rule of thumb to take a commitment with some skepticism if the kid hasn't actually been to campus.

But it's always a good thing when the recruits accept the scholarships you offer them, and the Cougars now have 10 rising seniors committed in the class of 2016. That's four more than they had at this time last year, per's commitment tracker and an indication that things are going well for the WSU coaches on the recruiting trail.

Highlight videos are below.

Skyler Thomas:

Tayari Venable:

Grant Porter:

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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