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South Dakota DB Phillip Powell transfers to Washington State

Powell has three years of FCS experience and will head to Pullman for his final college season

NCAA Football: South Dakota at Oklahoma Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Updated from The Spokesman, former South Dakota safety Phillip Powell will transfer to the Washington State Cougars for the 2020 football season.

The Cougars received Powell’s services after 28 career games for South Dakota and became official in the transfer-window closing this past weekend.

Committed since early January, it became official this past weekend and Powell will be in Pullman when activities can resume.

Starting three games in 2018 before an injury shut his season down, Powell really turned it up in 2019 for the Coyotes. He racked up a massive 143 tackles and had seven interceptions. He also had 17 pass breakups, three fumbles and added value as a blitzer with a sack.

He’s a valuable movable chess piece on defense and should make an instant impact with those kinds of numbers. It’s always a good sign when someone can dominate at the FCS level when bringing his talents to the FBS level.

Welcome to the Pac-12, Phillip. Welcome to Pullman!