Whenever a conference rival loses its head coach, sometimes their verbal commitments can be had for the taking. Just two days after Mike Riley departed for Nebraska, Beaver commit Treshon Broughton has left the Beavers too, giving his verbal to Washington State. The change was first reported near as we can tell by Braulio Perez of CougFan.com. Braulio tells me the three star junior college transfer expects to graduate this month and will have three years to play two.
Prior to the season, Broughton was rated the No. 68 junior college recruit by Rivals so the Cougs seem to be getting a quality defensive back that can expect to play right away.
It's no secret how poor the WSU secondary was last season. Besides giving up countless big plays, they managed just three interceptions as a unit, fewer than Broughton had last season at Riverside City College. A couple players we've heard a lot about will be coming off redshirt years (Jeff Farrar, Sebastian LaRue) and could figure into the mix at corner next season but Broughton's presence could give them an extra year of seasoning they may need.
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