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Cougars land DE for 2016 class

The Washington State Cougars and Alex Grinch have been putting in some work outside the field this week. Defensive End Mason Vinyard from La Mesa, CA committed to the Cougars Tuesday - becoming the 14th commit for the 2016 class.

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Washington State has added their 14th commit for the 2016 season when Mason Vinyard committed to the Cougs on Tuesday. The 6-5, 200-lb defensive end out of Helix High School in La Mesa, California has lined up all across the high school field. Vinyard is listed as a TE, played at WR, committed as a DE, and will more than likely play LB for the Cougars. Ranked as the 49th TE by 247 sports, he looks to be a great addition.

The 3-star offensive recruit will more than likely play on the other side of the ball and multiple reports see him lining up as the rush defensive end or the rush linebacker. With the speed that he has, it will be no surprise to see him moved around the box to put pressure on the quarterback.

With a 4.6 40-yard dash - combine his speed, size, and athleticism and the Cougars just landed a big commit just days before starting the 2015 season.

Below, you will find Vinyard's highlight video.

Vinyard is the second commit to come out of Helix High School joining Jihad Woods. First year defensive coordinator, Alex Grinch, is the lead recruiter for the Cougars in that area.

Vinyard also has offers from San Diego State and San Jose State. He has also been gaining a lot of interest from USC among many other schools.