Washington State has been recruiting Dalen Jones since his sophomore season and the Woodland, Calif., wide receiver decided in the last couple days that it was time to reward the Cougars' extended efforts with his commitment.
"I decided to do it because they have been with me since I was a sophomore, they've always been there for me, they're really family-oriented and they always come down to check on me and they're always calling me," Jones said.
"I feel like they're the right fit for me to be at their school. The Pac-10 is a great thing especially out here in Woodland you don't see many people go to the Pac-10. That's a great thing to do so that's another reason why I chose to commit."
Northern Arizona and Sacramento State had also offered Jones, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect who was used all over the field in his junior season.
Jones caught 39 passes for 515 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for 430 yards and eight scores on 88 carries. The Northern California prospect also threw three touchdown passes and finished with 56 tackles.
Jones plans to take an unofficial visit to Washington State this weekend for its junior day and he said it will be nice to head to Pullman as a commit.
"It's going to feel good," Jones said. "There is no more stress on it. Now that I have that off my back it will feel good."