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Former WSU corner Daquawn Brown to Head to Fresno State?

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The former Cougar standout had off-field issues during his time in Pullman, but he may have found a landing spot as part of a battle-tested Fresno secondary if an old teammate is to be believed.

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After some initial confusion surrounding his status with the Washington State football team late last year, cornerback Daquawn Brown was ultimately removed from the roster after a very productive 2014. Now, however, it may be that he will get a second chance in the Central Valley.

The first unofficial word came courtesy of Fresno State wide receiver Delvon Hardaway:

Hardaway and Brown were teammates at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, products of the 2013 recruiting class which had Brown pegged as a three-star recruit when he committed to the Cougars. Brown finished his freshman campaign with 50 tackles and two interceptions, and then emerged as WSU's top corner last year with a team-high 82 tackles and six tackles for loss, which was good for an honorable mention among All-Pac 12 performers.

The linked article above, however, sheds some light onto Brown's checkered past during his time at Washington, though the official reason given for his dismissal was a violation of team rules. If other sources confirm the arrival, and assuming he sits for a year per NCAA transfer rules, he would join a defensive backfield long on young cornerbacks -- Charles Washington would be gone, and Jamal Ellis and Stratton Brown would need successors after 2016. It would also be a bit of a surprise, given that Fresno State also released several players from the team for similar violations in the recent past.