It wasn’t long ago that we were wondering which schools would be coming after Squalicum (Bellingham, Wa.) WR Josiah Westbrook. Earlier this week, the talented wideout made a commitment to the first school to extend an offer his way and he told Northwest Elite Index he couldn’t be happier about things.
“I’m a cougar,” Westbrook told NEI recently. “I committed to Washington State. I called coach (Eric) Mele and he was fired up. Honestly, they all were when I told them. I haven’t gotten a chance to talk to coach (Graham) Harrell yet, but I’m hoping to do that soon.”
Westbrook chose the Cougars over an offer from Hawaii and heavy interest from schools like Washington, Wyoming, Boise State and Eastern Washington.
As a junior this past season, Westbrook hauled in 29 receptions for 554 yards and 11 scores, helping lead Squalicum to its first-ever state playoff berth.
“I’m a deep threat and I like to block to get the running game going so I can make plays happen at the end of the game,” Westbrook noted. “Deeper routes for sure, but I feel like I can make plays from anywhere.”
In addition to his talents on the football field, Westbrook is also a standout basketball player, running the point for both his high school team and his AAU squad.
At 6’1” and 178 pounds and with his explosive athleticism and ball-skills, Westbrook might well be the best kept secret in the Evergreen State. He projects as an outside receiver once he enrolls at Washington State.