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Three-star Utah linebacker Lawrence Falatea commits to Washington State

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Another Friday, another high school football player telling the world he’s going to play college football for our beloved Washington State Cougars. Good choice, kid.

A week after WSU tapped into that Mauigoa pipeline, the Cougs got a commitment from three-star linebacker Lawrence Falatea, a 6’4, 207-pound linebacker out of Sandy, Utah. Falatea plays at Alta High School and chose WSU over other FBS offers from Utah State, San Diego State and New Mexico. Also, Eastern Washington and Dixie State.

He also played wide receiver, tight end and....running back?....in high school, according to his Hudl page. Here are his highlights.

Falatea is WSU’s 19th commitment for the class of 2021 and the fifth linebacker, though some of those linebackers may end up playing the “Edge” position.

His offer list isn’t too impressive and his three-star rating is inches from being a two-star rating, but perhaps he’ll develop into a serviceable FBS player. We’ll see!

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