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Three-star defensive back Armauni Archie commits to Washington State

WSU takes the field to face Utah before the first half of a college football game on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. The game was tied 21-21 at the half. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
WSU takes the field to face Utah before the first half of a college football game on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. The game was tied 21-21 at the half. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
The same California high school that produced former Washington State cornerback Marcellus Pippins has given the Cougars their latest verbal commit. Armauni Archie, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound corner from El Cerrito High in the San Francisco Bay Area, announced Friday on Twitter he’d be suiting up for the Cougars in 2019, giving WSU its 11th verbal commit and first defensive back commit. Archie chose the Cougars instead of Nebraska and Mountain West schools Nevada, San Jose State and Wyoming. The three-star prospect was primarily recruited by first-year WSU cornerbacks coach Darcel McBath. A pair of Pac-12 rivals, Washington and Cal, showed late interest in Archie but the El Cerrito senior narrowed down his list to the Cougars, Cornhuskers, Cowboys and Spartans on Oct. 9, according to 247Sports. Archie will give WSU some length at cornerback position – he’d be the second-tallest CB on the Cougars’ current roster – as well as top-end speed. He’s been one of the top high school sprinters in the state of California and scored a fifth-place finish in the 100 meters with a time of 10.67 at the state meet last spring as a junior.
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