PULLMAN – Washington State secured an in-state commitment Thursday from towering offensive tackle Ashton Tripp, a class of 2023 product from Kennewick.
Tripp stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 285 pounds. The three-star prospect had recruiting interest from Washington, Boise State, Eastern Washington and Montana State, but his only offer listed on 247Sports.com came from WSU.
A first-team All-Mid-Columbia Conference pick, Tripp helped Kennewick High to an appearance in the State 3A title game last year. The Lions lost to Bellevue 17-13 and finished their season with a 12-2 record.
Tripp is the Cougars’ third commit – and third Washingtonian – for the 2023 class, joining athlete Trey Leckner (Snohomish) and offensive tackle Nathan Pritchard (Auburn). Coach Jake Dickert has stressed the importance of in-state recruiting since taking over the job.
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