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Baltazar committed but open to others

Aaron Baltazar committed to Washington weeks after visiting in December but it's a soft pledge and the Chula Vista (Calif.) Eastlake prospect is definitely considering other programs.
After his visit to Washington, the 5-foot-9, 161-pound four-star running back said he felt compelled to commit but he wants to keep other options available as his recruitment continues through his senior season.
"I really liked it there," Baltazar said of his unofficial visit to Washington. "It's still a commitment but I want to have my options open to other places.
"The whole vibe with the coaches and all the fans were really great. I just really liked it up there. I really liked the campus and everything."
Even though he's been committed for a while, Baltazar said other programs are not giving up on him.
He said Notre Dame, Auburn and Alabama are showing interest and he recently attended the USC junior day.
"Some schools are still sending me stuff and showing interest but no one has come out and visited yet," Baltazar said.
No other unofficial visits are planned but the Chula Vista Eastlake standout - who could compete on either side of the ball - does plan to camp at Stanford this summer.
Many other trips could also happen depending on how many programs continue to show interest in the Washington commit. Baltazar said he wants to remain committed to the Huskies but does want to look around a little bit.
"I don't want to limit my options," he said.
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