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Transfer portal update: Three Cougs announce intent to transfer, two find a new home

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The five announcements came on a busy Monday for the Cougs

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 26: Washington State position Player Name (number) “description of play” “time of game” of the Apple Cup rivalry between the Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars on November 26, 2021, at Husky Stadium in Seattle, WA. Jack Ellis/CougCenter

Three Washington State Cougars announced their intent to transfer out of the program on Monday while two others found their new homes. Brian Greene, Billy Pospisil, and Peni Naulu all announced they were entering the transfer portal and quarterbacks Jayden de Laura and Cammon Cooper both announced where they will be continuing their college careers, as well.

De Laura announced his intention to play for Arizona on Monday night about two hours after the Cougars landed a commitment from four-star transfer QB Cameron Ward. The Pac-12 Freshman of the Year announced in a tweet his intentions to play for Jedd Fisch at Arizona, a program that has won just one game since October of 2019. The Wildcats had tons of injuries at the quarterback position last year as they had five different quarterbacks play in multiple games.

De Laura will finish his time as a Coug with 3,684 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions while completing just over 62% of his passes in his 16 games.

Cooper announced his commitment to Hawaii on Monday. The Rainbows have recently been going through a lot of issues with their coaching staff and players transferring out of the program. Cooper finishes his Cougar career having appeared in just five games in three years.

Starting offensive lineman Brian Greene announced first that he would be transferring in a tweet. Greene originally walked on for the Cougars out of Yakima and appeared in 27 games during his career. This past season he started in five games at guard and center after missing a few games at the beginning and end of the season. He has one year of eligibility remaining.

Linebacker-turned-running back Peni Naulu announced his intent to transfer an hour later. He was originally recruited by former head coach Mike Leach and staff in 2019 as linebacker but with the depth the Cougars have had at the position he moved over to running back shortly after. While he never saw the field as a running back, he appeared in multiple games on special teams over his career in Pullman.

Wide receiver Billy Pospisil also entered the transfer portal after joining the team in 2019. He spent most of his time while with the Cougs on special teams and did not record any receiving statistics.

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