Mission Viejo (Calif.) linebacker Jed Collins has been thinking about committing to Washington State ever since his official visit to Pullman two weeks ago. The talented athlete went ahead and sealed the deal announcing for the Cougars Friday.
"I almost committed on my trip," Collins said. "There's a real family atmosphere at Washington State and I felt right at home with both the coaches and players there. The coaches were very up front and honest with me and told me where they see me playing for them.
"Right now, I'm about 6-2, 240 pounds. They told me if I want to play linebacker there, I need to lose about 10-15 pounds and get faster. They like fast linebackers and fast defensive players period there. If I get bigger, I'll play on the line. I'm definitely going to try and do what I can to stay at linebacker, that's where I've always played."
Collins, one of the premier linebackers in the West region, was also offered scholarships by Utah and Wyoming. He's the leading defensive player for the No. 2 team in the state and a three year starter as well.