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Cougs land commitment from UIW LB Isaiah Paul

He is the third graduate transfer linebacker to join the Cougs this off-season

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Washington State got another defensive commit on Monday when former Incarnate Word linebacker Isaiah Paul announced his intentions to play for the Cougs next year. Coming in as a graduate transfer, Paul will have two years of eligibility remaining.

While at Incarnate Word, he tallied 137 tackles and 20.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles, two recovered fumbles, five passes broken up and had one interception during his four seasons.

Last season, he logged five tackles and a fumble recovery before suffering an injury just three games into the season. He returned in November and tallied an assisted tackle before getting injured once again and was sidelined for another month. His final appearance came in the FCS semifinal game against North Dakota State where he had 14 tackles, three for a loss, and one sack in the 35-32 loss.

The past few days have been massive for the Cougs in terms of recruiting as they landed receivers Josh Kelly (Fresno State), Kyle Williams (UNLV), and Isaiah Hamilton from San Jose State. Ahmad McCullough also committed over the weekend, a linebacker from Maryland.

Paul joins Devin Richardson from Texas and McCullough who spent five years at Maryland as the three graduate transfer linebackers this season. Tristan Bohannon and Tai Faavae also signed last month out of high school.



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