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THE COUGARS have landed Colton, Calif., three star standout Jimmy Smith, a big defensive back with double digit offers to his credit. At 6-foot-2, Smith could play at a couple different spots on defense for WSU. And when he arrives in the state of Washington, Smith will be coming home in a sense. CF.C talked to Washington State's newest verbal pledge Wednesday afternoon and found out why WSU was the best fit for him.

Smith (6-2, 190) said the coaching staff at Washington State and how much the Cougs wanted him were two big reasons for his verbal commitment. Defensive coordinator Robb Akey ran point on Smith's recruitment for the Cougs, and had an in-home visit with him last night. "I committed to Washington State," Smith told "They...

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