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Countryman could choose Ivy League

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The University of Pennsylvania has moved to the front for Cameron Countryman and the Los Angeles (Calif.) Beverly Hills wide receiver said he could be close to making his commitment soon.
"The opportunity to go to a school where I'd have little chance of getting into just based off my GPA is really something I couldn't pass up," Countryman said.
"I've been doing a lot of watching with the Ivy League schools because people kind of bash them and say it's not as competitive as big-time Division I football but I give it up to them. It's still big-time football. It's just big-time football with guys who have 4.0 GPAs."
Air Force, Arizona State, Colorado, Harvard, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico State, Princeton and Utah have also offered Countryman, a 6-foot, 170-pound wide receiver but it looks like he could be turning down playing in the Pac-12 to head East to play - and go to school - in the Ivy League.
The only program that could be delaying Countryman's decision is Northwestern since the Wildcats' coaching staff has told him he should know about an offer by the end of this week.
If Northwestern offers then Countryman said he could have a tough decision to make but if the Wildcats go in a different direction it looks like the Beverly Hills standout could make his decision for Penn sooner rather than later.
"I'm getting lots of interest from Northwestern," Countryman said. "I talked to coach (Jerry) Brown, the guy recruiting me, last week and he said I'm going to get the yes or no on the scholarship this week. He told me he's going to let me know.
"I'm close to making a decision. If I get a scholarship from Northwestern that could change things a lot but right now I'm really looking at Penn as my top choice."
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