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Atkins disappointed but determined

WASHINGTON STATE'S incoming rookie class will be missing Cornorris Atkins and J.T. Diederichs when WSU opens fall practice Sunday, as the two didn't meet academic eligibility requirements. Atkins, a big safety out of Reseda, Calif., has a decision to make -- whether he continues to try and get NCAA qualified or whether he goes the junior college route. But it's a decision he's already made.

Atkins says he expects to join Washington State in January. "I will not be attending to a JC but I will be studying and getting ready to take the next upcoming SAT in October," said Atkins. "I plan on remaining focused until I reach my goal of playing at... Recommended Stories