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Cornerback Pat Porter leaves WSU

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Pat Porter was once dubbed the future of the Cougar defensive backfield. Today, it was announced that the corner would be leaving WSU.

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In the Spring of 2014, WSU beat out USC, Arkansas and UCLA for a big name recruit out of SEC country. Our very own Britton Ransford called him one of the top 25 prospects in Alabama and mentioned that he could see playing time as a freshman.

The recruit was Pat Porter, and after a season and a half on the team, his name was removed from the roster.

This wasn't a giant surprise, according to Jacob Thorpe. Thorpe noted that Porter seemed to struggle under the new defensive coaching staff saying he was "frequently scolded during practice for being in the wrong place or making the wrong read." Porter was also very impressed by former defensive coordinator Mike Breske who visited Porter's house in a driving snow storm during a recruiting visit. Without the coach that recruited him, during a season when Porter didn't see any playing time and WSU chose to start a freshman and sophomore at corner, the move makes since.

It's unknown what's next for Porter. Popular wisdom says he may join Breske at Idaho, but he's probably more likely to go somewhere closer to home in the south.

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