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Safety headed to Pac-10

David Bucannon committed to Washington State on Thursday and it wasn't a major surprise since his brother, Deone, plays for the Cougars and he visited Pullman this past weekend and loved the trip.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect from Vacaville (Calif.) Vanden said his brother already being on campus played a minor factor in his decision and that Washington State was always one of his favorites, ever since the Cougars' coaching staff started recruiting him in his sophomore season.
"It wasn't the visit itself, it was since they've been recruiting me from a while back in my sophomore year I liked them a lot and I liked what I saw," Bucannon said.
"It's a complementary thing that my brother is there. It's something I'll be honored to do because I never played with my brother a lot before so I'm excited.
"It didn't really sell me a lot because I already liked it and I wanted to go but he added on to it. I like that it's quiet and a place where I could get on the field."
Bucannon finished with 108 tackles and two forced fumbles during his junior season and said in a recent interview that he had also been hearing from Colorado, Colorado State and Tennessee. He also caught three touchdown passes as a junior.
Assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ball mainly recruited Bucannon, who said he believes in the current coaching staff and feels they can turn around the program starting this season.
"I really like the coaching staff," Bucannon said. "They're going to help me get what I want accomplished and they've really recruited me for a while so that added on to it.
"I'm very confident in the team. There is a lot of talent at that school and I know they can get it done."
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