Washington State’s defense just got a little bit faster. Oregon defensive back Myles Green-Richards submitted his singed letter of intent to join the Cougars 2018 recruiting class.
Green-Richards verbally committed in July following an impressive showing at a regional camp. It was there he ran a laser timed 40-yard draft in 4.52 seconds. That speed should play well on WSU’s defense. Green-Richards also has good size for a defensive back at 6-foot-1.
It will be interesting to see where Green-Richards settles on defense. Seemingly, he could be a factor at either corner or safety. In recent years, WSU has brought in a lot of versatile defensive backs and let them play themselves into roles, whether at safety, on the outside, or in the nickel role.
Green-Richards committed early in the process, before he had any other reported offers. He did eventually receive an offer from Oregon State. The Cougars have considerable numbers in the secondary, but have also showed they are not opposed to playing freshman right away.
Another burner for the Cougs, Green-Richards brings above average speed likely to the defensive side of the ball. From the free safety position, Green-Richards showed the ability to control the area between the hashes. Not just a burner, he also showed a predilection for separating the ball from the receiver. His size translates more toward playing corner, and if that’s the case he will likely redshirt, considering the veteran depth returning in the secondary, and the need to develop. Played receiver in high school as well, and shows enough ability to potentially switch to inside receiver.
Rivals — ★★★
247 Sports — ★★★
ESPN — ★★★
Position — DB
Hometown — Eugene, Ore.
Height — 6-foot-1
Weight — 175 pounds