Denzell Dotson took his official visit to Washington State this past weekend and had such a good time that he decided to make his commitment.
The coaching staff was great, the players were great, everything the Peoria (Ariz.) Cactus offensive guard saw in Pullman was outstanding and so he ended his recruitment. Just like that the 6-foot-2, 300-pound three-star prospect is off the board.
"I went up there and had a blast," Dotson said.
"I really fit in there well. I hung out with some of the redshirt freshmen and they were telling me about the program and it just seemed to be everything I wanted."
Early playing time was also a key for Dotson, rated as the No. 47 offensive guard in the 2012 class and No. 15 in the Arizona state rankings by Rivals.com.
The Washington State coaching staff said Dotson will have an opportunity to get on the field early and that was definitely one of the bigger selling points as he made his decision to commit.
"The chance to get on the field as a freshman was a big deal," Dotson said. "I'm going to have to work really hard for playing time but to have that opportunity was very important to me."
Arizona State, Wyoming, Montana and Northern Colorado had also offered Dotson, who shined at the Elite Lineman Challenge in Las Vegas this spring but his visit to Washington State sealed it for him.
He is not expected to take any other official visits.
"It was a great fit for me," Dotson said.
"Playing in the Pac-12 is a big thing for me and I really just hit it off with their coaching staff. They are great guys and I really like the direction of the program."