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In-home visits for Allensworth

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Darius Allensworth had an in-home visit with Cal assistant coach Ashley Ambrose earlier this week as both continue to wait to see who is hired as the next Golden Bears' coach.
It matters greatly to see if Ambrose is retained on the new staff and also because Allensworth has a decision to make - whether to stick with his pledge or look elsewhere.
The four-star cornerback from Romoland (Calif.) Heritage said he has such a good relationship with Ambrose that if he's kept on staff his commitment will stick. If not, other considerations are possible.
"He said he's waiting just like us," Allensworth said. "He's waiting to see who they bring in. It was great that he came down. It made me feel better about my commitment that he took the time to meet with me and my family.
"Ambrose and I have a great relationship. If he stays then it really doesn't matter. I want to play for him. I have to see who they bring in and how that affects him so we'll see."
Washington State had an in-home visit with Allensworth and commit Jamal Morrow, a teammate at Romoland Heritage this week as well.
They all met at Morrow's house and Allensworth said Washington State pushed its new facilities and the idea of coaching stability during the visit.
"We actually met at Jamal's house," Allensworth said. "We all met over there and they were pushing me. They were talking about the new facilities. The coaches were pushing me and I was just listening.
"Everybody that has been recruited me has stepped it up a lot. They've been calling me more often. I'm getting more calls and they're messaging me on Facebook so more people have started contact. I'm still waiting to see if any new schools pop up so we'll see."
Arizona State is expected to have an in-home visit with Allensworth on Thursday evening. He said no new programs are recruiting him but the ones that have stayed in contact have been much busier since Cal fired coach Jeff Tedford.
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