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WSU football recruiting: Deontay Burnett verbally commits

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The Cougars landed their first wide receiver commit in the 2015 class, adding Deontay Burnett.

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Washington State landed its first receiver commitment with wide receiver Deontay Burnett committing to WSU, according to Adam Gorney of Rivals.com. Burnett, a 5-foot-11, 159-pound prospect is rated by 3-stars by the major recruiting services.

Depending on which service you believe, the Cougars beat out three or four other prospects for Burnett. Rivals.com and Scout.com both report Burnett with also having offers from Utah, Miami and Colorado State. 247 Sports also lists Burnett with an offer from USC (EDIT: 247 Sports no longer lists a USC offer and Britton reports in the comments that Bennett has USC interest, but not offer). Either way, WSU beat out a couple of BCS schools for Burnett.

Burnett plays both inside and outside receiver for Junipero Serra High School. He appears to play a little bit bigger than his listed size and appears to be more of a fit out outside receiver in WSU's offense than inside. In a lot of ways, Burnett is similar to current WSU wide receiver Isiah Myers. He is a fluid athlete and while he may not be a burner, he does have some speed. He also does a nice job in traffic. You can see for yourself in his junior highlights.

Junipero Serra High School traditionally produces quite a bit of FBS talent with Anthony Carpenter and Kache Palacio among the recent players who went from the school to WSU. Burnett becomes the eighth player committed in WSU's 2015 class.