There will be some junior college flavor to the small group of players Washington State signs Wednesday.
Antonio Pule III, a defensive end from Modesto (Calif.) Junior College, committed to Nick Rolovich and the Cougars Tuesday, meaning at least five players will be inking letters of intent with the Pac-12 North program on national signing day.
None of the major recruiting websites have a profile on Pule III, but the player earned all-conference honors according to his Twitter account, and his only other offers came from FCS or Division II programs, including Missouri State, Alabama A&M, Kansas Wesleyan and Missouri Southern State University.
Per Modesto Junior College’s official website, Pule III finished with 33 tackles last fall, had 8½ tackles-for-loss and one pass breakup.
The 6-foot-5, 255-pound defensive lineman played on the edge in junior college and fills a position of need for the Cougars, who signed two other defensive ends in December – Colorado’s Justin Lohrenz and Florida’s Marquise Freeman.
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