Washington State scored a huge recruit when receiver Isaiah Johnson decommitted from Florida and verballed to the Cougars. Johnson will graduate this month and is expected to join WSU in January
Washington State scored a huge recruit Monday night when it got a verbal commitment from ESPN four-star prospect Isaiah Johnson from Dwyer High (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.).
According to CougCenter’s Britton Ransford, Johnson was formerly committed to Florida, but he decommited after visiting WSU two weeks ago and then taking his official to Florida last weekend.
“After months of consideration and trying to make the best decision for my future, I’ve decided that UF isn’t the best fit for me and I will be decommiting from the school,” Johnson announced via his Twitter feed on Dec. 13.
The 6-foot-3 204-pound prospect’s offer list included Auburn, South Carolina, West Virginia, Mississippi State and WSU’s Sun Bowl opponent, Miami. Johnson will graduate this month and is expected to enroll at WSU in January.
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Johnson is the fifth receiver who has committed to WSU as part of the 2016 recruiting class. Renard Bell, Stephen Houston, Grant Porter and Josiah Westbrook round out the list of incoming receivers for the Cougs, who will lose Dom Williams and Tyler Baker to graduation.
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