Class of 2014 wide receiver Kyrin Priester was one of the most sought-after players in that class. He ended up signing with Clemson, but was dismissed from the team just one month into his football career for what head coach Dabo Swinney called “an attitude that is not acceptable to our standards.”
He was then recruited by Mike Leach’s Washington State Cougars and ended enrolling in the school for the 2015 spring semester. According to Coug Center, Leach is hoping that the team’s appeal can earn the nation’s top prep school prospect at wide receiver in 2014 immediate eligibility.
Leach, who graduated from Pepperdine University with a law degree, knows exactly what the NCAA transfer rules state. He knows that if Priester has been enrolled for a full academic year at Washington State, meaning he has earned at least twenty-four course credits, he should earn the appeal for immediate eligibility.
The Cougars football family is very excited for the possibility of Priester being a part of what is quickly becoming one of the best corps of wide receivers this season.
If he's eligible, Priester is a player that could dramatically improve #Wazzu's already very good receiving corps.
— Jacob Thorpe (@JacobThorpeSR) August 13, 2015
RLRT — Ky Priester may be the best receiver on the roster right now. Getting him in the fold this year, while unlikely, would be huge.
— britton (@bkransford) August 12, 2015
Priester is a legit stud, running him and Dom at one side of the field would be beyond lethal. Oh and Marks is opposite. And Cracraft. Lordy
— Brian Anderson (@b17anderson) August 13, 2015
As it stands, Priester will have to wait until the 2016 season to suit up for the Cougars, but as they saying goes, anything is possible. There are still a few weeks left until the start of the football season, so the Cougars could very well add on a huge piece to their already explosive offense.
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