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Safety Hunter Escorcia commits to WSU’s 2020 class

Escorcia becomes the sixth known commit of the 2020 class.

NCAA Football: Washington State at Stanford Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

It may be slow season for WSU sports news (and really everyone now that the College World Series is over), but there’s still some news on the recruiting trail for the Cougs. On Thursday, they picked up a commitment from their first safety for the 2020 class,

Escorcia is rated three stars by and listed at 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds on 247’s website so he could be headed for a redshirt to hit the weight room, depending on how he develops over the next 12 months. The senior-to-be out of Murrieta, California, also had offers from the Utah Utes, Yale Bulldogs, San Jose State Spartans, San Diego State Aztecs and Navy Midshipmen.

A quick perusal of his highlights indicates Escorcia isn’t afraid to lay the wood, a well-known feature of WSU safeties in recent history. His strides also look fairly long and he makes up ground on receivers fairly quickly.

Of note: WSU’s official football Twitter account has sent two commit “bat signals” in the last two days and Escorcia is the only one we know about. It’s highly unusual for nearly 24 hours to go by without some sort of acknowledgement on Twitter by the recruit or a report from a recruiting service about a commit so that’s something to keep an eye on today and tomorrow.