Sting Factor: Joseph Manjack’s decommitment from Washington State

Joseph Manjack had a massive senior season at Houston (Texas) Tomball Memorial and it looked like a huge recruiting victory for Washington State.

But the three-star receiver backed off his pledge to the Cougars in in late November and many more programs could get seriously involved since Manjack caught 32 passes for 763 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed for 864 yards and 13 scores this past season.

USC could make a major run at Manjack, who had been committed to SMU earlier in his recruitment, and others could get in the mix as well. But the idea that Manjack will end up in Washington State’s class looks like a ship that has already sailed.

Utah, Houston, Wisconsin, Colorado and about a dozen others are already involved with Manjack and it wouldn’t be surprising if others reach out in the coming weeks, either.

Washington State has had a string of decommitments recently with Manjack, three-star CB Elisha Lloyd and three-star JUCO LB Fred Thompkins all backing off their pledges recently.