Joe Tryon from Renton's Hazen Senior High, becomes the 14th member of WSU's 2017 recruiting class

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Washington State wrapped up a productive recruiting week Friday, when Hazen Senior High’s Joe Tryon became the fourth recruit to commit to the Cougars this week.

Tryon, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end, announced his commitment to WSU via Twitter Friday afternoon. Tryon took an unofficial visit to WSU in late July and also attended both UW and WSU’s football camps this summer.

Tryon merited MVP honors at the Northwest Elite football camp over the summer. He picked WSU over an offer from Eastern Washington, whom the Cougars will face in their season opener on Sept. 3. Tryon also attracted interest from Portland State, BYU and Oregon State. Tryon is rated a three-star recruit by

Tryon is the 14th member of WSU’s 2017 recruiting class, and one of three in-state recruits to commit to the Cougs. So far, he’s the only defensive end committed to WSU for next year.