Photo: Sam Carrell, Baylor Rivals

Posted On: 12/15/20 8:08 PM

Six days after decommitting from Baylor, 2021 Albuquerque (NM) Sandia 6-foot-5, 260-pound defensive end Sam CarrellSamCarrell6'4" | DLSandia | 2021StateNM pulled a surprise on the eve of the start of the three-day Early Signing Period.

Carrell announced Tuesday night that he had committed to Pac-12 school Washington State.

He had been committed to Baylor for several months before decommitting from the Bears on Dec. 6. But now he’ll be playing his major college football on the Palouse in southeastern Washington.

"I was just trying to find a school that had a good education and wanted to develop me to my fullest potential," Carrell told Prep Redzone New Mexico. "I committed too early to Baylor, but luckily WSU didn’t stop recruiting me. They actually started talking to me before Baylor. I’m happy and can’t wait to get to Pullman. I’m feeling blessed with the opportunity."

Carrell is expected to sign with Washington State on Wednesday.

"They had wanted me when I committed to Baylor and then kept talking to me," Carrell said. "After I decommitted from Baylor they didn’t know if they had a spot until yesterday. Thankfully, they did."

Because the state of New Mexico postponed the high school football season

New Mexico All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Redzone New Mexico to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week with an annual subscription!