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Gerald Sterling faxes in letter of intent to Washington State

Gerald Sterling, a defensive end from Alabama is officially a Coug after he faxed in his letter of intent on Wednesday.

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Gerald Sterling, a consensus 3-star recruit and the No. 77 rated defensive end according to 247, has faxed in his letter of intent to Washington State on National Signing Day 2013.

Sterling, who played for Aliceville High School in Alabama, chose WSU over Southern Mississippi and Arkansas State, the two other finalists for his services.

Sterling had zeroed in on Washington State on National Signing Day after also considering Southern Miss and Arkansas State. After attending several camps during the summer including Florida State's. He officially visited Washington State in the middle of October and verbally committed shortly after the visit. While he never decommitted, he did look around a bit. In January he took an official visit to Southern Miss, but ultimately stuck with the Cougars and signed with WSU on Wednesday.

Sterling is rated as the No. 83 defensive tackle the Scout rankings, trailing Michael Steinhauer who committed to Central Michigan and Kyle Shortridge who committed to Louisville. He joins a WSU squad which is building depth on the defensive line. Sterling is one of five defensive line recruits in WSU's 2013 signing class.

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