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WSU football recruiting: Quarterback Quentin Davis de-commits from Wazzu

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Well, things just got really interesting. With two weeks until signing day, WSU is looking for a quarterback.

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Quentin Davis, the Bellflower, Calif., St. John Bosco quarterback who was expected take an official visit to Washington State this weekend, has de-committed from WSU.

"I de-committed from Washington State this morning," Davis told CougCenter via text message. "Just after discussing it with my parents, we decided it wasn't a right fit."

Davis, rated three-stars and ranked the No. 26 dual threat quarterback in the country by the 247 Sports Composite, also holds an offer from Fresno State.

Update: According to Rivals analyst Adam Gorney, "one reason for Davis' de-commitment from Wazzu is his love of Fresno State and OC Eric Kiesau."

Davis' recruitment started back in November when the staff began evaluating him. While gearing up for the Sun Bowl, Washington State extended an offer to the Bosco standout and shortly after, then-quarterback commit Cody Brewer out of Corpus Christi, Texas, de-committed. That opened the door for Davis to commit, which he did several days later.

The timing here is extremely odd, given Davis de-committed the day he was expected to fly up to Washington State for his official visit. With just two weeks until signing day and only one additional official visit weekend on the schedule, either WSU was blindsided by Davis' de-commitment, they are close to landing another quarterback prospect or they're opening up another spot for a non-quarterback.

Mike Leach always takes one quarterback per cycle, so the latter is a tough sell. I'm assuming, based on Davis' comments, that this came as a surprise to WSU. With that in mind, there's not a clear-cut backup option on the board.

Of quarterback prospects with WSU offers, there's none that have not yet committed other than Brewer, but that ship has clearly sailed. Four-star quarterback Devon Modster, who at one point had legit interest in Washington State, committed to UCLA this week and from my view, there's no other legit options on the board unless there's movement elsewhere.

Technically, the Cougars have a quarterback already committed in the 2016 class — Justus Rogers, who is already enrolled and on campus. While Rogers is expected to get a shot at quarterback when spring practices start up, it's likely he ends up on the defensive side when the dust settles.

Things could move quickly here, so we'll keep an eye out and update this post as information becomes available.