WSU Football Recruiting: Former UCLA LB Aaron Porter Commits to Cougs


It’s been a short while since we’ve had Washington State recruiting news for you, but yet another former 4-star prospect is saying he’s going crimson in 2015.

Linebacker Aaron Porter is going to play out his redshirt sophomore season at Cerritos College, mostly due to academic standing so that he can get eligible for WSU. Previously he had redshirted for UCLA, during which time he was moved to fullback and basically forgotten on the depth charts. He only appeared in a single game last season for the surprising and nationally ranked Bruins.

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In high school at La Habra (the same HS as Coug receiver and good friend Brett Bartolone), Porter ranked No. 6 on ESPN’s national board for the class of 2012, pulling double digit offers, including Washington State. In fact Jim Mastro, who originally recruiting Porter to UCLA when he was their running backs coach, tried desperately to reroute him up to the Palouse when he took the job with Mike Leach. Turns out his efforts were not totally in vein.

Porter will have 2-to-play-2 when he arrives on campus. As long as he finishes up the three classes he needs to get his AA degree this Fall, he will sign a financial aid agreement in December or January and be in Pullman for Spring ball after the 2014 season.

Aaron Porter is the sixth WSU commit for the class of 2015, he joins DT Thomas Toki, CB Austin Joyner, QB Tyler Hilinski, S Kameron Powell and RB James Williams.