Washington State picked up its 12th commit of 2016 when California DE/LB Derek Moore committed to the Cougs this afternoon. Moore, who recruiting sites have as a consensus 6-foot-2, 211-pound outside linebacker, is the third commit for the Cougs in the last 10 days.
The news was first reported on Twitter by Adam Gorney of Rivals.com.
There is little out there for the two-star linebacker, who currently plays as a hybrid DE for his high school. But recently, the Los Angeles Times highlighted him in its high school defensive lineman to watch, citing his "athleticism and quickness." In another recent Los Angeles Times article, they said Moore showed "he'll be an effective pass rusher."
Though coaches cannot comment on recruits until they have signed their letter of intent, his primary recruiter was Roy Manning who tweeted this out today:
Below is his Hudl film.
Based on his film and what the coaches have said to him, Moore will continue to be a hybrid in college, perhaps playing the Rush linebacker position now occupied by Kache Palacio and Ivan McLennan.
Moore chose the Cougs over offers from Nevada and UNLV, and had been receiving interest from Utah.