PULLMAN – Jalen Gilbert, a ball-hawking safety from the top classification of prep play in Texas, committed to Washington State’s football program on Sunday, announcing his decision over Twitter.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Gilbert earned all-district first-team recognition as a junior last season after tallying five interceptions and 51 tackles for Round Rock High, just north of Houston. He helped the Dragons to a 9-2 record and an appearance in the Class 6A playoffs.
Gilbert chose the Cougars over offers from Vanderbilt and UNLV. He has yet to receive a star ranking from 247Sports.com.
With Gilbert’s commitment, the Cougs’ class of 2023 has grown to 14 recruits, including three from Texas – earlier this offseason, WSU secured pledges from Midlothian High running back Deago Benson and Shadow Creek High (Pearland) defensive lineman Theorin Randle.
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