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.
I have contacted the coaches at Washington State University and let them know that I have reopened my recruitment. I want to thank coach Spurrier and Coach Leach for their belief in my ability. I wont be doing any interviews, focused on making the right decision. #GoCougs— Christian Fitzpatrick (@Cfitz_1) October 16, 2019
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.
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:
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