If Kyrin Priester is going to make it at the FBS level, it’s going to take the wide receiver getting a fourth strike from another football program.
Mike Leach confirmed to the Spokane Spokesman Review that Priester has, again, been dismissed from the Washington State football team. “Just generally violating team rules. Time to move on. We wish him the best,” a text from the Cougars head coach to the Spokesman Review read.
In August of last year, Priester was dismissed by Leach for, the newspaper writes, for “a pattern of contentious behavior, such as showing up late to meetings and confrontations with the coaching staff.” The receiver was given a second chance by Leach and participated in spring practice earlier this offseason.
Priester originally signed with Clemson in 2013, but spent that year at Fork Union Military Academy. He enrolled at Clemson in January of 2014 and played in one game for the Tigers, the season opener. He was dismissed by head coach Dabo Swinney shortly after the opener for what was described as an “attitude” issue.
A three-star member of the Tigers’ 2013 recruiting class, the 6-1, 190-pound Priester was rated as the No. 77 receiver in the country and the No. 54 player in the state of Georgia.