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Alston sets decision date

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Greensboro (N.C.) Page running back Remene Alston took an official visit to Oregon this past weekend. The current Cal commitment said he really enjoyed his time in Eugene and will announce his final choice between the two Pac 10 schools on Wednesday.
Alston, 5-8, 180 pounds committed to the Bears earlier this month and took his visit to Berkeley the first weekend of January. The athlete then decided to take one more visit, just to be sure of his decision, and checked out Oregon.
"Oregon was real nice," Alston said. "The University really sells itself, you can't help but be impressed with the school and the campus itself. I was hosted by Kwame Agyeman and he's a nice guy. I got along well with all the players and coaches and he showed me a good time. I got in on Friday and toured the campus and then went out with the players later that night.
"Eugene is a definite college town and has a nice small town feel to it. I'm from Greensboro and Eugene is very similar so I felt comfortable right away there. The campus is nice and the football facilities and everything they have there is as good as advertised. I had heard a lot about the locker rooms and things like that and it was nice to see everything for myself.
"I talked with the coaches a lot but we really didn't discuss that much football related stuff. We didn't talk at all about my role in the offense or the depth chart. We watched a little bit of film and they showed me some plays that they run so I could see how I fit in, but mostly, I just talked with the coaches about non-related football things. We were just getting to know each other and I liked it. We watched the NFL games together and talked about the game, who was going to win, that kind of stuff.
"On Sunday, I got to see the track stadium and meet with the track coaches. I'm planning to do both football and track in college so it was cool to meet those guys and the football coaches are totally fine with me going out for track. Overall, it was a good visit and gave me a lot to think about.
"I'm going to announce my college choice this Wednesday at my school. I'm not sure what time yet but my coach will set that up. I really don't have a leader between the two right now. I'm just going to take these next two days to write down the pros and cons of each school and make an educated decision on Wednesday. It's going to be tough because both are great schools but I have an idea of what I'm going to do and I'm just going to take the next few days to kind of solidify everything."
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