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Junior college punter Oscar Draguicevich verbally commits to Washington State

UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018

Washington State Cougars running back James Williams (32) takes the field against Boise State during the first half of a college football game on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Tyler Tjomsland/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Washington State Cougars running back James Williams (32) takes the field against Boise State during the first half of a college football game on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Tyler Tjomsland/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

PULLMAN – The Cougars may have quelled some of their punting issues on Monday when junior college transfer Oscar Draguicevich announced his verbal commitment to Washington State.

Draguicevich signed with UTEP and first-year coach Dana Dimel on Feb. 7 before decommitting and instead deciding to join Mike Leach and the Cougars. The Hutto, Texas, native will come to WSU after spending one season at Temple Junior College.

Draguivech told The Spokesman-Review he plans to move to Pullman this summer and hopes to be on scholarship when fall camp starts.

Prior to Temple Junior College, Draguicevich spent one season at Incarnate Word, where he was the primary punter in 11 games for the FCS Cardinals. He recorded 3,135 yards on 74 attempts for an average of 42.4 yards per punt. Draguicevich also placed 17 punts inside the 20-yard line and had 14 punts of 50-plus yards.

The Cougars had trouble finding stability at the punter position last season and finished ninth in the Pac-12 with their 38.8 yard-per-game average. Inside receiver Kyle Sweet led WSU with 33 punts, kicker Erik Powell totaled 22 and kicker Mitchell Cox registered eight more.

Draguicevich is the son of a former professional soccer player with the same name. His father spent three seasons in the MLS with the San Jose Clash as a defender and played professionally for 10 years.

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