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Hoyd impressed by visit

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Greg Hoyd took an unofficial visit to Washington State last week and loved it.
The Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta three-star linebacker said his commitment is as strong as ever even with some other programs continuing to show interest as his senior season approaches.
Hoyd, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound prospect, spent a lot of time with linebackers coach Ken Wilson during his trip to Pullman and that was a big deal to the three-star recruit.
"I liked Wazzu a lot," Hoyd said.
"I met the coaches by the cougar in front of the stadium and we took a couple pictures. Coach Wilson walked up and we took a walk around campus. He showed us where the new football facilities will be and that is looking great.
"I came in the office and met all the defensive coaches. I talked with coach Wilson a little bit more and then after we finished up there we went on another tour and I talked to the academic director. They were explaining how Washington State runs and you're never going to struggle. They always have people there to help you out in classes."
Later on, Hoyd met with more coaches including coach Mike Leach and defensive coordinator Mike Breske. Both visits helped the Vista Murrieta recruit believe Washington State could be the right fit for him.
"I went back to the office, saw some more stuff and then I met up with coach Breske and we talked about my position for the while, what I'd be doing and what the depth chart looked like," Hoyd said. "I got a chance to meet up with coach Leach. I sat down and talked football with him and his plans for the next couple years. He's an offensive guy so we talked about the offense a little bit, too.
"I loved spending time with coach Wilson and that's the guy I will spend my four years with. He showed me some players he coached in the past and two of his former players I met down in Anaheim said they played for coach Wilson and they said he's a great guy."
Hoyd has been committed to Washington since mid-May. Duke, Fresno State, New Mexico State, NC State, Toledo and Utah have also offered. The three-star is also hearing from Kentucky and numerous other Pac-12 programs.
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