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Cougs land in-state linebacker Hudson Cedarland

The Gig Harbor native chose the Cougs over Oregon State

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Washington State and Head Coach Nick Rolovich landed their first in-state commitment of the 2022 class yesterday when Gig Harbor linebacker Hudson Cedarland announced on Twitter he would be joining the Cougs.

Rolovich and the Cougar coaching staff hosted a bunch of prospects this past weekend for their first camp of the season and Cedarland was one of those on a official visit. His visit to the Palouse comes a few weeks after he went to Corvallis and visited the Beavers but it did not take long for him to announce that he wanted to be in Pullman.

According to Max Preps, the 6’3” 215-lb linebacker finished his 2019-20 season with 29 total tackles and one interception while helping lead the Tides to a 7-3 record. He was offered by the Cougs back in May shortly after playing in a game for Ford Sports Performance against Heir Football. He is a member of the FSP academy and was named one of the top performers of the game by Brandon Huffman. The game included tons of talent from the state and was put on as a showcase for those in high school that did not get the exposure they had hoped due to Covid shortening or ending their season.

Cedarland joins Inglewood, California’s Taariq Al-Uqdah as the only linebackers for the 2022 class. Quarterback Adryan Lara and offensive lineman Jihad Lateef round out the rest of the class so far. With the Cougs finally able to host athletes again, these announcements should hopefully pickup in the coming weeks.

To see his junior season highlights on Hudl, click here.



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