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The defensive commitments continue to roll in for Mike Leach and
Washington State as cornerback Darrien Molton became the
latest verbal commitment in the Cougars' 2015 class, as first reported by Rivals analyst Adam Gorney.
The three-star prospect out of Temecula (Calif.) Chaparral picked
Washington State over offers from California, Colorado, Duke and
Utah.  Molton most recently noted at the B2G Elite Camp that the
Cougars and Duke were recruiting him the hardest, but Washington State
was long considered the favorite to land the coveted defensive back
prospect.
It's been a whirlwind prep career for the 5-foot-10, 165-pound
defensive back, who's suffered several injuries that have limited his
playing time at the cornerback position but a big junior season set the three-star up with several offers.
"Freshman year I didn't play varsity. I was supposed to but I got
injured, hurt my knee," Molton
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told Rivals.com. "Sophomore year I played varsity, had five blocked
punts and a blocked field goal on special teams; played some corner,
too, but [2013] was my first year starting (full-time)."
As a junior, the Southern California product recorded 45 solo tackles
with 12 assists, six interceptions and nine passes defended, according
to MaxPreps.
"I played mostly corner and a little bit of offense," Molton
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"I thought it went really good. I ended the season with six
interceptions. I think had had a pretty solid junior year.
"I love playing defense. I like shutting down a receiver; I like to be
physical as well. I like hitting guys."
Molton becomes the Cougars' seventh commitment in the 2015 class, which
now has five prospects committed on the defensive side including
cornerback Austin Joyner, safety Kameron Powell, defensive tackle
Thomas Toki and linebacker Aaron Porter.
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