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WSU football recruiting: Zaire Webb, three-star Florida cornerback, commits to WSU

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The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder chose WSU over North Carolina and several other others.

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For the second time this recruiting cycle, Washington State has landed a defensive prospect from the Sunshine Stateas three-star cornerback Zaire Webb has verbally committed to play for the Cougars at the next level, as first reported by Cougfan.com.

Webb, listed at 5-foot-11, 170-pounds, has spent the majority of his prep career on the West Coast, previously attending Vista Murrieta (Calif.) High School before transferring to Duncan U. Fletcher High School in Neptune, Florida.  Webb committed to Washington State over offers from North Carolina, Central Michigan, Ohio and several others.

Washington State, however, led by primary recruiter Ken Wilson, was the first program to offer Webb, and that immediately put the Cougars in the drivers seat.

"Washington State is in a special place for me because they were my first offer," Webb told Rivals.com in June. "They were the first team that pulled the trigger on me, so they are up there. I grew up watching Pac-12 football, so I have love for Washington State pulling the trigger on me."

Webb, who has yet to visit campus, is an athletic defensive back, reportedly running a 10.63 100-yard dash on the track and a 4.56 40-yard dash at a Nike camp in Miami where he registered the camp's top SPARQ score. He's the fourth defensive back prospect to verbally commit to the Cougars in the 2017 recruiting class and 12th overall.