As we await the resolution of the assault case allegedly involving some WSU football players, another student-athlete is leaving the program but it's not related to that incident. Cougfan is reporting junior Clemson transfer Kyrin Priester will leave Washington State ($) after playing just one season in Pullman.
Prior to last season, the NCAA approved Priester for immediate eligibility and Priester took advantage, getting 33 catches and 241 yards of receiving under his belt in his first full season of college football. Coaches had toyed with moving Priester to an inside receiver spot this spring. No word on where Priester will be transferring or why he's leaving from Cougfan but they report he'd been suspended from the team for at least the last month. Priester will have two years of eligibility left but does have a redshirt season available to him.
Priesters' departure means WSU has lost a wide out they were expecting to take significant snaps this season. He had been moved inside to H or Y where he'd be competing with River Cracraft and Robert Lewis for snaps so, at the very least, a dependable and athletic back up is gone.
One spot to keep a very close eye on at fall camp will be the X spot for the receiving core. Tavares Martin, Jr. is the elder statesman in his sophomore season but with incoming freshman Isaiah Johnson and Dezmon Patmon, who both have the size to play that position, it will be interesting to see who wins out.