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WSU football recruit Tayari Venable de-commits

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The three-star DB was the Cougs' first commitment of the 2017 class before re-opening his recruitment.

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While one generally thinks of September as the time that college football teams are adding to their recruiting class, the opposite has been true for WSU. Thursday, three-star defensive back Tayari Venable was the fourth prospect to de-commit from the Cougs' 2017 class in the last 10 days.

Venable, who originally committed way back in July of 2015, made his announcement on Twitter. The message is one that fans are surely getting tired of, and almost identical to what fellow de-commit Charles Watson posted Monday.

"After talking with my family and coaches I have decided to de-commit from Washington St University and open up my recruitment," Venable said on Twitter. "WSU will still be one of my top choices and I will still take my official visit."

Venable, like Watson, has also been targeted by Oregon St and took his official visit to Corvallis last weekend. The California native was an intriguing prospect with exceptional size for a cornerback. At 6-foot-2, Venable is the same height as WSU's two tallest defensive backs, Justus Rogers and Deion Singleton.

In addition to WSU, Venable has scholarship offers from OSU, Army, Nevada, and a few other Mountain West schools. On Twitter, he's pinned a tweet announcing his offer from Army, but it would be surprising to see a prospect with Pac-12 opportunities head to West Point.

With the additional de-commitment the Cougs are now down to two defensive backs, and 11 commits overall in their 2017 class .

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