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WSU football recruiting: DE Lyric Bartley commits to the Cougs

Rated three stars by, Bartley picked up 11 sacks in his senior season.

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The Washington State Cougars picked up their second commitment from this weekend's official visitors when defensive end Lyric Bartley announced his intention Saturday night to attend school in Pullman via Twitter.

Bartley -- from Salt Lake City, Utah -- does not have a composite rating from 247sports, but he is rated three stars by Rivals and two stars by Scout. He reportedly held offers from Vanderbilt, Purdue, Utah State, Nevada and Wyoming. He had an official visit scheduled for later in January to USU.

You'll be unsurprised to know that the kid who has "Samoa" all over the background of his Twitter page was successfully recruited by Joe Salave'a.

Bartley is a guy who specialized in getting after the quarterback -- he recorded 11 sacks among his 54 tackles last season for Taylorsville High School. You can see all of them in his Hudl video below:

It looks like his school generally used him as a stand-up outside linebacker, and one thing you notice immediately is that he uses his hands really well. He's already got excellent size and he looks to have the frame to add weight, so it's not hard to imagine him redshirting, adding weight, and ending up in a Darryl Paulo kind of role.

After the commitment of three-star CB Robert Taylor earlier on Saturday, WSU's class now stands at 23 commitments.

Go Cougs!