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California DB flips commitment from Nevada to WSU

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Jackson Lataimua becomes the third safety commit of the 2020 recruiting class.

NCAA Football: Washington State at Oregon Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington State Cougars football team may have been idle this weekend but the coaching staff certainly wasn’t. A weekend full of official visits in Pullman netted two commits before Sunday was through while another waited until the following day. Junipero Serra High safety Jackson Lataimua announced Monday he was decommitting from the Nevada Wolf Pack and would instead be heading to Pullman.

The 5’11”, 185 pound high school senior’s only other notable offer was from Nevada.

Lataimua’s highlight video is below but the first thing that jumps out is his speed and where he’s playing on the field. Lataimua is pretty quick; his long strides in that interception return are helping him get down the field quickly. But Lataimua is also playing a position that closely resembles WSU’s nickel position in their defense. Lataimua is also a pretty sure tackler, another feature Wazzu’s defensive coaches are sure to covet.

He’s the third safety to commit to WSU for their 2020 class, joining Vista Murrieta High safety Hunter Escoria and Punahou High safety Alaka’i Gilman.