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Hunter Dale talks about his WSU commitment

The newest member of the 2015 class talks Cougars.

Washington State filled out its 2015 football recruiting class on Monday with the addition of 3-star safety Hunter Dale. Dale opted to push back his commitment after a change late in the recruiting process. After announcing he signed with WSU, Dale talked to The Times-Picayune and shed some light on why he chose the Cougars.

You can watch the interview above, but here are a couple of transcribed quotes from Dale.

On his recruiting process and delayed decision:

"Everybody pretty much knew I was going to Florida but then the coaching change at Florida -- it didn't mess everything up -- it kind of just re-opened everything up and I wanted to give people who wanted to recruit me the chance to recruit me."

On how he landed at WSU:

"The coach at Missouri, the (safeties coach) at Missouri left and went to Washington State and I had a good relationship with him so that's why I picked up going there."

On playing baseball at WSU:

"When I got on the phone with coach Grinch, the DC, he actually brought up playing baseball there, I didn't bring it up. When he brought that up, that kind of opened me up and since he knows about it I'll be able to do it."

Dale also said his final decision came down to Tulane, WSU, Nebraska and Louisville.



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Washington State head football coach Mike Leach announced Monday that safety Hunter Dale has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Cougars this fall.

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Curtis senior safety Hunter Dale wasn't among the kids around the country to sign a letter of intent on National Signing Day in early February.

Women's basketball:

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Senior guard Tia Presley scored 28 points to lead Washington State University past the University of Southern California 68-62 on Senior Day at Beasley Coliseum Saturday.