Mission Hills High School cornerback Elisha Lloyd announced on Twitter on Sunday that he was decommitting from Washington State. The three-star athlete committed to the Cougs back on June 25th and is the first to decommit from the 2021 class.
Lloyd originally committed to the Cougs with offers from Utah, Kansas State, Boston College, Boise State and a few others. He announced in a tweet that “after long conversations with family and taking time to think....I feel it’s best that I reopen my recruitment process and explore my options”
The 5-foot-10 175-pound corner was one of California’s top sprinters in track. He finished fourth in the state in the 60-meter dash during indoor season. According to his twitter, he ran a 4.38 laser timed 40-yard-dash. Earlier this year he was named to a 247Sports 10 fastest recruits in California.
The Cougs are now sitting with 18 commits for the 2021 class after they landed the second of three Mauigoa brothers in Francisco last week. This also leaves the Cougs with zero commits at corner but they do have two two safeties in the class.
Washington State fans will have waited nine months for another Cougar football game when it finally happens. They’ll have to exercise some patience on Nov. 7, too. WSU’s long-awaited season opener at Oregon State will kick off at 7:30 pm.
The strange nature and uncertainty of college football’s recruiting cycle meant it would probably happen sooner or later: Washington State lost its first commitment Monday as California’s Elisha Lloyd announced plans to reopen his recruitment.
In just under two weeks, the Pac-12 will begin its 2020 college football season. On Monday, the conference announced the times and broadcast details for those Week 1 games.