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Four-star receiver Drue Jackson commits to WSU

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The Cougs were one of three teams in a hat dance, beating out Utah and Texas Tech.

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The Washington State Cougars picked up a huge commitment for their 2018 class on Friday when Drue Jackson — a wide receiver from Sachse, Texas, who is rated four stars by both Scout and Rivals — announced he would be coming to Pullman next fall.

He followed up his live announcement with maybe the best announcement video ever:

The 6-foot-1, 186-pound Jackson is the 66th ranked receiver in the class of 2018 according to the 247Sports composite rankings, which rate him as a high three-star prospect. The experts in 247’s “Crystal Ball” thought WSU would be the choice, and they were correct.

The other schools in the mix for the talented wide out were the Utah Utes and Texas Tech Red Raiders. He visited WSU for the Oregon State game on September 15 and also took an official to Utah. Texas Tech is a local school, but Jackson spoke highly of the Air Raid and Mike Leach to Scout reporter Greg Powers.

“It is really just the offense. Coach (Mike) Leach is really just like everybody thinks — he throws the ball every play,” Jackson said. “It was fourth and one on the goal line. Most people are going to run the ball. They were throwing the ball, so they throw the ball all the time.”

Jackson looks to play primarily outside in high school and profiles to do the same at WSU with his size. In seven games so far this year he has 24 receptions for 393 yards and three touchdowns.

Jackson is the second receiver commit for WSU rated four stars by a service in this class, and the fourth receiver overall. You can check out his highlights below.

Here’s a look at how the class currently stands. You can always find the most up-to-date list here.

WSU Football 2018 Recruiting Class

Letter Received? Player Expected Pos. 247 Composite Composite Value Measurables (via 247) Commit Date City State CougCenter Profile Comments
Letter Received? Player Expected Pos. 247 Composite Composite Value Measurables (via 247) Commit Date City State CougCenter Profile Comments
YES Rodrick Fisher WR ✯✯✯✯ 0.8947 6-2/193 5/10/17 Spokane WA Link Led state in 100-m (10.46) and 200-m (21.26) in 2017
YES Cammon Cooper QB ✯✯✯✯ 0.8917 6-4/202 5/29/17 Lehi UT Link First Elite 11 QB in more than a decade
YES Drue Jackson WR ✯✯✯ 0.8763 6-1/186 10/27/17 Sachse TX Link Rated 4-star by Scout, Rivals
YES Max Borghi RB ✯✯✯ 0.8731 5-10/195 6/29/17 Arvada CO Link Multipurpose back flipped from Colorado
YES Halid Djibril S ✯✯✯ 0.8672 6-2/185 12/20/17 Los Angeles CA Link Picked WSU over USC and OSU.
YES D'Angelo McKenzie DB ✯✯✯ 0.8614 6-0/180 10/24/17 San Jose CA Link Holds offers from Notre Dame, UCLA
YES Kassidy Woods WR ✯✯✯ 0.8609 6-2/200 11/22/17 Addison TX Link No. 136 receiver nationally
YES Blake McDonald OL ✯✯✯ 0.8601 6-4.5/295 2/3/18 Danville CA Link No. 31 OG in country via 247, orig UCLA commit
YES Cade Beresford OL ✯✯✯ 0.8601 6-7/250 9/25/17 Woodinville WA Link Offers from UCLA, Nebraska
YES Brandon Gray WR ✯✯✯ 0.8600 6-5/172 7/29/17 Detroit MI Link No. 3 receiver in Michigan
YES Brennan Jackson DL ✯✯✯ 0.8519 6-4/225 7/13/17 Temecula CA Link Rated the No. 3 DE prospect in CA by Scout
YES RJ Stone DL ✯✯✯ 0.8685 6-4/215 12/11/17 San Jose CA Link Picked WSU over Arizona State
YES Tyrese Ross DB ✯✯✯ 0.8464 6-1/187 2/2/18 Jacksonville FL Link Flipped from Mississippi State
YES Kedron Williams DB ✯✯✯ 0.8497 6-1/192 5/3/17 Bellflower CA Link Recruited by Roy Manning
YES Ahmir Crowder DL ✯✯✯ 0.8485 6/3-280 10/16/17 Los Angeles CA Link Offers from Vandy and Purdue
YES Patrick Nunn ATH ✯✯✯ 0.8477 6-3/206 8/20/17 San Mateo CA Link Could play WR or DB
NO Rocky Katoanga LB ✯✯✯ 0.8366 6-2/205 2/6/18 Oceanside CA Will grayshirt
YES Myles Green-Richards DB ✯✯✯ 0.8364 6-1/175 7/6/17 Eugene OR Link Clocked a 4.52 laser-timed 40
YES Jonathan Lolohea DL ✯✯✯ 0.8461 6-3/310 11/22/17 Lahaina HI Link Juco from Copiah-Lincoln CC in Mississippi
YES Kendrick Catis LB ✯✯✯ 0.8394 6-1/228 12/20/17 Deerfield Beach FL Link No. 4 inisde linebacker in JUCO.
YES Syr Riley OL ✯✯✯ 0.8315 6-3/323 10/2/17 Palisades CA Link Offers from Cal and Navy
YES Calvin Jackson Jr. WR ✯✯✯ 0.8208 5-10/170 4/12/17 Pompano Beach FL Link Juco transfer
YES Jarrett Kingston DL ✯✯✯ 0.8181 6-5/250 8/9/17 Anderson CA Link First team All CIF Northern Section as a DE
NO Gatlin Grisso DB ✯✯✯ 0.8072 6-1/185 6/23/17 Aubrey TX Link Expected to grayshirt
YES Keenan Forbes OL ✯✯✯ 0.8345 6-3/310 1/18/18 Hollywood FL Link Three to play three; rating is from H.S. eval
YES Misi Aiolupotea-Pei DL ✯✯✯ 0.8000 6-3/250 2/4/18 Riverside CA Link Juco has only played football for 2 years
YES Gardner Minshew QB N/A N/A 6-2/216 3/20/18 Brandon MS Link Graduate transfer from East Carolina
YES Lamonte McDougle DL N/A N/A 5-11/295 5/16/18 Deerfield Beach FL Link Transfer from WVU will be eligible in 2019
YES Chad Davis Jr. DB N/A N/A 6-2/200 5/18/18 Daytona Beach FL Juco transfer

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