Cougars land productive DL

Three-star defensive end Paulo Lepua (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne) has committed to play for Washington State, multiple sources report.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Lepua, a high school defensive tackle, registered 26 sacks for Narbonne.

Arizona, Arizona State, Bowling Green, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon State, San Jose State and Utah also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-2, 255-pound senior.

ESPN states in his evaluation, "Lepua needs to keep developing his game as he can be a bit wild at times, but he shows flashes, and with continued growth physically, could be a tough defender to handle at the next level and could end up being a bit of "steal" for a program."

Washington State has 24 players committed or signed for 2013.