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HCA: Cougs make top-5 for in state receiver

The four star receiver announced his top-5 Monday

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Washington State made the top-5 for an in-state four-star receiver on Monday when Kennedy Catholic receiver Lonyatta “Junior” Alexander tweeted out the five schools he is going to be focusing on moving forward. The 6-foot-3 receivers list of schools he is going to focus on included Washington, California, Arizona State, and Utah along with the Cougars. A month ago he put out a top-6 list that included Minnesota as well.

Last season, Alexander hauled in 71 passes for 24 touchdowns and 1,320 and led his team to an 11-0 season before losing the semi-final game. He is listed as the 54th ranked receiver in the nation and ranked 9th overall in the state.

In an interview with Brandon Huffman of 247Sports, Alexander said that he talks with new Cougar head coach Nick Rolovich on a daily basis. He also mentioned that the Cougar staff is pushing hard to keep in-state guys at home.

Earlier this year, Alexander joined fellow Kennedy Catholic receivers Jabez Tinae and Reed Shumpert on a recruiting trip to Pullman. The Cougars are also going after Tinae as he has also received an offer from seven other Pac-12 schools. He is listed as the 49th ranked receiver in the nation and 7th overall in the state. Shumpert has yet to receive an offer from the Cougars.

Washington State landed their first and second commit for the 2021 class when wide receiver Orion Peters and offensive tackle Christian Hilborn committed to Rolovich at the beginning of the month.

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