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Washington State Recruiting: Safety Damion Lee makes it official and signs his LOI

The hybrid safety will join the Cougars in 2017.

Damion Lee knew as soon as he got his offer to Washington State that he wanted to be in Pullman to play football. The 6-foot-2 athlete from Palm Springs, California, committed to the Cougs one day after he received his offer back in October.

Although he is listed as a receiver some places, Lee will join the Cougars on the other side of the ball and will play as a hybrid safety/nickel.

During his senior season, Lee played in 11 games and had 26 total tackles and 2 interceptions. On the offensive side of the ball he had 17 receptions for 477 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Lee will hopefully eventually fit into the role that we saw Shalom Luani play in. With a year or two in the weight room, we could see him take over the secondary with his speed and size. At 175 pounds, Lee finished 13th in the CIF Southern Section Track Championships as a junior and ran a 4.50-40 yard dash according to Scout.

Lee held one other known offer from BYU.

Scouting Report

Lee is another player with mostly offensive highlights that WSU will likely attempt to convert to their Nickel position. Lee has great straight line speed -- and is also considering running track at WSU -- with good physicality and experience playing defensive end. He’s a generally exceptional athlete who will probably need coaching to develop the coverage skills required to play the position but the foundation is excellent.

- Brian Anderson


ESPN - ★★★

Rivals - ★★

Scout - ★★★

247 Sports - ★★★


Position - Safety/Nickel

Hometown - Palm Springs, California

Height - 6’2”

Weight - 175 lbs