Zaire Andre heard everything he wanted to from the Washington State coaching staff. So the Inglewood, Calif., receiver decided to not wait any longer to make his commitment.
"I decided to commit to Washington State," Andre said.
"I felt really comfortable with Washington State. They've been on me the most and I wanted them to know I'm serious about them because they were already high on my list. I didn't feel any need to wait. I was going to wait until after the trip but I didn't feel the need to wait after talking to all the coaching staff. The coaches made me feel really comfortable and I know I can go in and make an impact early."
The three-star wide receiver from Inglewood, Calif., has made it no secret recently that the Cougars were high on his list. All it took to convince him that Washington State was the right place for him was to talk with the coaches and see how he would be utilized in the high-powered offense.
An extensive chat Tuesday morning with outside receivers coach Dennis Simmons played a huge role in Andre making his commitment.
"The coach and the offensive coordinator told me they see me as one of their big playmakers," Andre said.
"I can catch the ball and score touchdowns, a really big playmaker. With their offense, they pass the ball the majority of the time. In their spring game, out of 150 plays they passed the ball 110 times and the QB got sacked five times so they pass the ball a lot."
The 6-foot, 170-pound prospect also has offers from Houston, Nebraska, Nevada and San Jose State and many other Pac-12 programs are showing interest.
A trip to Nebraska was also being seriously considered this off-season and while Andre could take other visits, the Inglewood standout said he's thoroughly happy with his Washington State pledge.
"I probably will take other visits but I'm committed to them," Andre said.