Fletcher High School defensive back Zaire Webb has committed to WSU, the recruit announced on Twitter on Monday
Washington State has plucked another recruit out of the talent-rich state of Florida. Fletcher High (Neptune Beach, Fla.) defensive back Zaire Webb committed to the Cougars on Monday morning in a tweet that announced “Extremely blessed and excited to announce my verbal commitment to Washington State University” along with an image of a Coug football player with “WEBB” and the number “9” on the back of a crimson jersey.
Webb is rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com, and he lists himself as 6-foot-1, 180 pounds on his Twitter bio. He picked WSU over an offer list that included North Carolina, Central Michigan, Ohio and Southern Miss, and runs a 4.56 40-yard dash according to the Nike football camp result sheet he posted on his Twitter account.
WSU was the first team to offer Webb a scholarship and that made quite an impression on him.
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Zaire is the second Florida recruit to commit to WSU in this recruiting cycle. In June, defensive tackle Lamonte McDougle also announced his commitment to WSU.
This marks the fourth-straight year that WSU has managed to get the commitment of a prep recruit from the state of Florida. Receivers Isaiah Johnson (Belle Glade, Fla) and Tavares Martin Jr. (Belle Glade, Fla.) and running back Keith Harrington (St. Petersburg, Fla.) are the other Florida signees on WSU’s roster.
Backup quarterback Peyton Bender also played his prep football in Florida, but left WSU this spring due to academic issues and will play at a community college in Mississippi this season.
Webb is the 12th recruit to commit to WSU as part of the 2017 recruiting class.