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Cougar LB target has past, present WSU ties

CULVER CITY HIGH LB: 182 tackles as a junior

RECRUITING IS often filled with twists, shifts and changes over the course of a year. But for Victor Burnett, who holds double digit offers including a full ride from the Cougs, and is rated the No. 18 middle linebacker prospect in the nation with an eye-popping 182 tackles as a junior, he says Washington State is in it with him for the long haul.

Victor Burnett (6-0, 215), out of Culver City, Calif., has an offer sheet that lists Pac-10 schools aplenty plus others including Oklahoma and Tennessee. Washington State, he says, offers an established link to both past and present. "The school has a history of recruiting Culver City players like Michael Bumpus and Karl Paymah. So I know it will be a home for me, if I decide to go there. They...

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