PHOENIX - Jared Afalava is torn between Nebraska and Washington but it's someone close to him that could play a major influence in his decision.
"My mom wants me to go to Nebraska," Afalava said Saturday at Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl practice. "That's a big factor."
The South Jordan (Utah) Bingham outside linebacker said he's still considering both programs and he plans to announce his decision during the Semper Fidelis bowl game on Jan. 3.
The four-star prospect has taken official visits to both places and there is definitely something to like about each. As it gets closer, Afalava said he's focusing even more on making the right choice.
"I love the facilities (at Nebraska)," Afalava said. "Everything about them is really great. I'm just going to go in and they said I fit in perfectly there.
"(At Washington) I love the players. They treated me nice and they're really good. I love the coaches and the city is really nice."
Earlier this season, Afalava was also strongly considering Oregon, UCLA and Utah among others as well. Rivals.com rates the 6-foot-3, 215-pound prospect as the No. 46 outside linebacker in the 2012 class and fourth in the Utah state rankings.
Afalava finished with 86 tackles in his senior season. South Jordan Bingham finished 9-3 this season.