Local ties play factor for Brown

Washington State's recruiting efforts in Los Angeles continue to pay off as Dorsey three-star cornerback Daquawn Brown committed to the Cougars on Monday.
Last recruiting cycle, Washington State landed a bunch of Southern California standouts including former Dorsey teammate Jeremiah Allison and that definitely played a factor in Brown's decision-making process.
"It was a family thing," Brown said. "I talked it over with my family and I felt when I went out to Washington State I felt like I was on the team already. They treated me like family.
"There are some L.A. dudes over there that I know and Jeremiah and it was just the best feeling. I wanted to commit when I was out there but I wanted to make sure I was doing the process right and actually take another trip.
"I wanted to visit Washington but I didn't feel the same at Washington as I did at Washington State. I was tired of waiting so I got it over with."
Brown, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound three-star recruit, had basically narrowed his options to Washington and Washington State in recent weeks. He took both visits, compared the schools and felt the fit in Pullman was better.
Instead of prolonging his decision or waiting on other schools, Brown decided to make his college choice on Monday and he's not looking back.
Not only did Washington State impress him but he knows many of the players on the team since they're also from Los Angeles and that played a big role.
"It was like an all-star team of L.A. dudes out there," Brown said. "They could show me the ways of what to do, what not to do and they're like family, too, so they could just show me the way."