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Former Mississippi State safety commit Tyrese Ross pledges to Washington State

WSU takes to the field before the first half of a college football game on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

PULLMAN – Tyrese Ross, a physical safety from Jacksonville, Florida, who was once committed to Mississippi State, announced Friday he intends to further his playing career at Washington State.

Ross is expected to sign with the Cougars next Wednesday on National Signing Day. Twenty high school and junior college prospects inked with WSU during the early signing period, but the Cougars still expect a few more letters to trickle in on the 7th.

At 6-1, 187 pounds, Ross is expected to be the sixth defensive back to join WSU in the class of 2018 and his commitment is timely. Three-star cornerback Erick Hallett announced last week he was decommitting from the Cougars.

Ross, a three-star prospect, was born and raised in Jacksonville, but his final two high school seasons were spent at Atlanta’s Westlake High – the same school that produced Cam Newton and Adam “Pacman” Jones. He pledged to Mississippi State last July, but opted to decommit in November when former Bulldogs coach Dan Mullen left for Florida.

Other Power Five offers for Ross included Cincinnati, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan State, Nebraska, West Virginia and Virginia Tech.