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WSU football signs four for spring

Football recruits Garrett McBroom, Isaiah Johnson, Justus Rogers and Jalen Thompson have enrolled at Washington State for spring practice.

McBroom is transfer from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, a junior college, while the other three early enrollees just graduated from their respective high schools. The 6-foot-3, 268-pound defensive end only has two years of eligibility remaining, and no redshirt year available, so the hope is that he will be able to contribute immediately.

The Stillwater, Oklahoma native was named second team All-Southwest Junior College Conference after making 66 tackles, including 19 tackles for loss, with 10 sacks.

Here are some highlights:

Johnson, a wide receiver, fits the mold of an outside receiver at 6-foot-3, 211-pounds and will therefore be the first recruit to enroll at WSU under new outside receiver coach Dave Nichol. Johnson's talent, as well as his size, is widely-recognized and considers him a four-star recruit.

He was named All-State in Florida each of the past two seasons while playing at William T. Dwyer High, the same high school that produced Tavares Martin Jr., who played extensively for the Cougars this past season as a true freshman receiver.

Here is some video of him having a good game against Miami powerhouse Northwestern High:

Rogers will be an interesting player to watch this spring. The consensus three-star recruit was the quarterback and captain of west side powerhouse Bellevue High the past two seasons, leading the Wolverines to consecutive appearances in the 3A state title game. The Cougars have recruited another quarterback, however, and Rogers' athleticism has led to speculation that he will play another position in college, possibly on defense.

Regardless of where he ends up, Rogers is purportedly a high-character player and should be a good addition to the WSU locker room.

Last by alphabetical virtue, but not least, Thompson is a 6-foot, 170-pound defensive back from Bellflower, California. rates Thompson, a consensus three-star prospect from Downey High, the No. 56 cornerback prospect in the country. Thompson also holds the distinction of have been all-league in multiple high school football leagues, playing his sophomore year at La Serna High where he was named all-league honorable mention before transferring to Downey.

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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