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DB Charles Watson gives his pledge to WSU

Hawaii safety Charles Watson told a local TV station that he plans to play his college ball at Washington State, choosing the Cougars over Colorado and Oregon State from the Pac-12, Vanderbilt from the SEC and a host of other schools.

The recruiting service 24/7 considers Watson the No. 3 overall prospect in Hawaii, and it's clear the 6-foot-2, 180-pound defensive back was a highly-coveted recruit. Why defensive back? While Watson plays safety at Leilehua High, Britton Ransford of CougCenter says that he most likely projects as a cornerback at WSU.

Watson joins Tayari Venable and George Hicks as members of the secondary in WSU's 2017 recruiting class, which is now up to 11 commitments. Summer has been heating up for WSU recruiting, with six commitments since the start of June, including a pair in July.

Here is some film of the newest Cougar:


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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