Lancaster, Texas three-star athlete Demarcus Ayers has been committed to Washington State since June, but he has not made it a secret that he plans to check out a few more options before signing day.
"I'm still committed, but I'm going to look around and make sure I see everything out there," Ayers said. "If anything changes it would probably be before signing day. I want to see what everyone else has compared to Washington State. Wherever the best fit is after I do all of that, that's where I'll end up."
The first visit he took was to Washington State with teammate and Washington commitment Daeshon Hall. Ayers enjoyed his time in Pullman, but since then head coach Mike Leach's program has taken a hit between hard times on the field and allegations of abuse from former receiver Marquess Wilson.
"It's fine. I liked [Washington State] a lot," Ayers said. "It's kind of hard right now with all the negative stuff everybody is saying about them the last couple of weeks but I've just been letting it go out the window because I have a season to focus on. I'll worry about it once everything is over."
In addition to Washington State, Ayers holds offers from the likes of Houston, Tennessee, Illinois, Arizona State, and West Virginia. He has also received interest from Baylor, Washington, and Oregon. Over the weekend he did take an unofficial visit to Baylor as the Bears hosted then No. 1 Kansas State.
"It was a great school. They played a good game," Ayers said. "It was crazy. The fans were hype. They played a good game offensively and defensively. They showed their players a lot of love and support. They got the job done against the No. 1 team."
Earlier this year he took an unofficial to North Texas for their match-up with Louisiana-Lafayette. In the future he could possibly taking an unofficial visit to SMU, and is going to try and take an unofficial visit to the Baylor-Texas Tech game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
As for official visits, he has yet to schedule his second visit, but he does have a few he would like to plan. After his visit to Washington State he mentioned taking a few more visits with his friend Daeshon Hall, and that is still something on his mind.
"Yeah, I think he's going to trip to West Virginia with me," Ayers said.
For now though, Ayers is focused on the playoffs and the Lancaster Tigers. This week that means preparing for undefeated Lovejoy on Friday.