According to Greg Biggins of Scout, Mike Leach and the Washington State Cougars have a new outside linebacker.
#WashingtonState just picked up a commitment from Vista Murrieta (Calif.) LB Greg Hoyd— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) May 13, 2013
Scout lists Hoyd as 6'2 and 200 pounds, and he currently holds offers from Duke, Fresno State, New Mexico State, NC State, Toledo, and Utah.
As you can see in the video, he played inside a lot. Scout lists him as an outside backer, and he certainly has the coverage ability to play there. I think that's what impressed me the most, to be honest. Most LBs in high school aren't great at diagnosing plays; they see something, they hit something. Hoyd understands where he's supposed to be in regards to his defensive scheme, and he makes plays accordingly. That's great to see from a junior. He has above average coverage ability for his age, and that's something that excites me.
I'd love to watch his senior tape when it becomes available, and I think he'll add some more weight before hitting campus. I wouldn't be surprised if he stayed inside, but he's fast enough to play SAM in Mike Breske's version of a 3-4.
So far, all three commits for the Class of 2014 look to be very nice players coveted by other BCS programs. I certainly hope this trend continues.
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