Less than two months after leaving one Power Five program, Lamonte McDougle has landed at another.
Overnight, Washington State, one of the teams not on the player’s restricted list, confirmed via its official Twitter account that McDougle has been added to the Cougars’ football roster. The defensive lineman had taken to the same social media website March 30 to announce his decision to transfer from West Virginia.
While his addition to the team is effective immediately, McDougle will have to sit out the 2018 season, although he will be permitted to practice with his new teammates. Including next season, though, the lineman will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Coming out of high school in Florida, McDougle was a three-star member of WVU’s 2017 recruiting class. As a true freshman last season, McDougle played in all 13 games, totaling 23 tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks.
On the strength of that performance, ESPN.com named McDougle to its Freshman All-American team.