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3-star RB Romello Harris commits to WSU

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Football recruiting got a boost when it added perhaps the top player in the Cougars' 2016 class.

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The WSU Cougars appear to have finally landed their running back in the 2016 class as Romello Harris has verbally committed, according to Brandon Huffman of Scout.com.

Harris -- from Tulare, California -- is rated a composite 3-star player by 247sports.com, and he reportedly held offers from Washington, Duke, Navy and a slew of midmajors out west, including Air Force. He also had an offer from Army, and USC and UCLA also were sniffing around.

247sports.com rates Harris as the best player in the Cougars' 2016 class; Scout.com ranks him the eighth best running back in the west.

Anytime a kid holds offers from all three service academies, as well as Duke, you know you're getting a kid who's got a good head on his shoulders. Fortunately for us, that's not all Harris has going for him. Observe:

Harris isn't real big -- reported to be just 5-foot-10 and 173 pounds -- but he runs exactly like you'd want an Air Raid runner to: Downhill, tough and with some one-cut burst.

It sounds like the Cougars have been after Harris for a long time.

"I chose Washington State because I can see myself playing in that offense in college," Harris told Huffman. He continued: "They offered me when I was just a sophomore and that made me feel like they saw something in me from the beginning. They made it clear from day one how bad they wanted me and they kept my mailbox full."

This brings WSU's 2016 class up to 20, which means there's still room for somewhere around five more commits. The one glaring hole in the class? There are no interior defensive linemen currently committed.

Also, fun note: Tulare's Union High School is the same one that brought WSU Marquess Wilson. Let's hope this recruit has just as productive a career.

Go Cougs!