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Washington State lands in-state running back

This is the fifth commit for the Cougs for the 2022 class

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Washington State landed an in-state running back on Monday when Djouvensky Schlenbaker announced his commitment to the Cougs. The three-star back out of Squalicum High School in Bellingham is the fifth commitment of the 2022 class and chose the Cougars over offers from Washington, California, Colorado, Virginia Tech, Air Force and Nevada.

During his two seasons so far at Squalicum, the 6’1” 210-lb back has ran for 3,430 yards including last season when he had 1,046 yards in just five games. In the final game of 2021 season he rushed for 246 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries. During his Sophomore year he had over 2,000 yards and 27 touchdowns while averaging 9.7 yards per carry.

Nick Rolovich and the Cougs offered him back in May of 2020 and he took his official visit to the Palouse this past weekend. His commitment may surprise some to some as 247 Sports had him listed as a 100% chance of committing to the Huskies in their Crystal Ball.

Schlenbaker is listed as the 15th ranked player in the state and is ranked as the 66th running back in the Nation.

His commitment comes a week after Hudson Cedarland, a linebacker from Gig Harbor, announced his commitment to the Cougs. Cedarland and Schlenbaker are the only two in-state commitments the Cougars have received for the 2022 season.



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