Washington State earns commitment from 2023 ATH out of California
Washington State added to its class of 2023 on Thursday. The Cougars gained a pledge from a former UCLA commit.
Ethan O’Connor was committed to the Bruins before de-committing on Tuesday. O’Connor is a 3-star athlete per the 247Sports Composite out of Los Alamitos, California. He comes in at 6-foot-1, 170 pounds.
O’Connor confirmed the news with a social media post of him decked out in Washington State gear.
Pullman WA 📍🏠 pic.twitter.com/vIYUlbMsUO
— Ethan O’Connor (@EthanOConnor04) May 4, 2023
247Sports ranks O’Connor as the No. 42 athlete and No. 60 prospect from California. Colorado, Washington, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State and USC are the Pac-12 teams to have offered O’Connor so far.
Jake Dickert is looking to build off of what was a decent first year in Pullman. Dickert led the Cougars to a 7-6 record in 2022. It looks like what was achieved in year one was good enough to convince O’Connor to flip from the Bruins.
Cameron Ward had a solid first season in Pullman as well after transferring in from Incarnate Ward. Ward threw for 3,232 yards passing with 23 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.
O’Connor has experience playing on both sides of the ball. He has spent time at corner and receiver so far as a high schooler.
Something to watch out for will be how Dickert uses O’Connor.