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A recruiting battle for Texas defenseman

WILL IT BE WSU FOR TEXAS DEFENSEMAN?

WASHINGTON STATE coaches -- present and past -- are waging a recruiting battle to convince a 6-1, 235-pound, defensive playmaker from Arlington, Texas that their respective schools would be the best fit. He's narrowed his choices down to Washington State and one other finalist, and the coach recruiting him at the other school was a Cougar coach two months ago.

Mohammed Usman (6-1, 235, 4.71) was convinced to come to the Palouse for his college education and playing career following his official visit to Washington State back in early November. A few weeks later, the coaching change at WSU happened and the matter for Usman became less of a sure thing. There are now a pair of finalists, and both will be getting some face time with Usman over the final...

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