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WSU football recruiting: Cougars land 2 more commitments

The Cougars now have 26 verbal commitments.

Willie Sykes
Willie Sykes
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Signing day is a little more than two weeks away and Washington State took a couple more steps toward filling out the 2015 class. WSU received a pair of verbal commitments on Monday with three-star offensive lineman Joseph Price and two-star corner Willie Sykes both committing.

The commitments leave WSU with 26 verbal commitments. Teams are allowed to sign 25 players in a class, but WSU could have a little wiggle room with a handful of prospects enrolling early. There is also the possibility that some of the currently committed players could grayshirt and delay enrollment. Regardless. just because WSU has 26 commitments does not mean the Cougars are done.

Price, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound prospect from Redlands, Calif. takes the spot that opened when Austin Maihen flipped to Stanford recently. Price had interest and a reported offer from California and also drew interest from Fresno State and San Diego State. He will apparently need a refresher on college football.

"I don't watch college, or NFL," Price said in October, via the Daily Bulletin.

That link is actually a very interesting feature on Price who has had some family hardship. He and his family have moved around a lot and he even spent a few years in foster care. He said he wants to use his football ability to try give his family a better life.

You can see his high school highlights right here:

The 6-foot, 174-pound Sykes hails from Spring, Texas. He has an impressive offer list with Nebraska, Purdue, Minnesota and Utah among his offers. He took an official visit to Pullman last week. Sykes played some safety in college and if he signs will join a couple recent defensive back additions from Texas. Darius Lemora and Charleston White were both recruited out of Texas.

Sykes was scheduled to take an official visit to Mike Riley and Nebraska this weekend. The Cornhuskers only offered recently and Sykes said he was excited by the offer. It remains to be seen whether he will take the trip to Lincoln or if the Cougars have officially beat out Nebraska.

Sykes reportedly runs in the 4.4-second range and that speed shows up on his high school film. He appears to be a quick, feisty player.