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He was the second-highest rated member of the class, per 247Sports.

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The Washington State Cougars lost their first committed recruit of the 2020 cycle when three-star wide receiver Christian Fitzpatrick announced via Twitter that he was re-opening his recruitment.

Fitzpatrick had been the second-highest rated recruit in the 2020 class, ranking only behind QB Jayden de Laura, so losing the 6-foot-4/210-pound receiver is a big blow. Of the three committed receivers, Fitzpatrick was the only one to profile to the outside — both Joey Hobert and Cedrick Pellum are under 6-foot.

If you’re wondering where Fitzpatrick might actually end up, a good bet is the Louisville Cardinals; that where his brother, Dez Fitzpatrick, also plays wide receiver. They are from Michigan.

There are now 13 known commitments for 2020, but it might not stay that way for long: there are at least three known visitors this weekend, including Connor O’Toole, a borderline 4-star outside receiver from New Mexico who has been high on the Cougs for some time. He’d make an awfully nice replacement for Fitzpatrick:

Links

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Soccer heads to Eugene on Saturday for the Cougars' lone contest of the week -- against Oregon.