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The three-star receiver announced his commitment Monday.

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Mike Leach and the rest of the Washington State Cougars staff received their second commitment from a receiver in the 2019 class on Monday when Donovan Ollie announced on Twitter that he will be headed to Pullman next year. The three-star receiver joins Billy Pospisil as the only two receivers to verbal so far.

Out of Wylie High School in Dallas, Texas, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound receiver has been tearing things up at the 6A level in high school. According to MaxPreps, he has 33 receptions for 400 yards and six touchdowns through Oct. 5, and is on pace to break his Junior season stats. As a Sophomore, Ollie earned first team All-District honors and followed that up with second team All-District honors last year. He has career totals of 120 catches, 1,853 yards, and 23 touchdowns.

With his speed, clocking in at a 4.83 40-yard-dash, he has no problem getting the separation he needs from the secondary and blowing past the safeties to score. His height is another advantage he has and knows how to use going over the top of many defenders in his Hudl highlight tape.

Out of the receivers currently on the roster he stands as tall or taller than all but four of them - Tay Martin (6’3”), Dezmon Patmon (6’4”), Brandon Gray (6’5”), and Kassidy Woods (6’4”) and outweighs them all but Patmon.

Ollie chose the Cougs over offers from Boston College, Iowa State, Kansas, Utah, Utah State, Wyoming and a few others. He made his decision following his visit to Pullman this past weekend.

Check out the newest Cougs Hudl highlight tape below.

You can check out the entire 2019 class here.

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