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Lemieux names list of favorites

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Shane Lemieux has a pretty firm top five but things are still flexible in his recruitment as the Yakima (Wash.) West Valley offensive tackle said he's still far from a decision.
Oregon, South Carolina, Boise State and Arizona State are definitely in the mix for Lemieux, who said the fifth spot is still being figured out between Washington State and Arkansas.
The 6-foot-6, 280-pound prospect recently took an unofficial visit over to Washington State and said he liked what he saw but is not ready to make any decisions.
"I got a tour of the new facilities and I talked with all the coaches so it was pretty cool," Lemieux said.
"I've been to Oregon and that is pretty much the top facilities in the world. The thing I really liked about Washington State's facilities is that everything is compact. They have the training table, the offensive line meeting room and it's all on the same floor.
"Oregon is so unique but WSU is just as good as any other college that I've been to."
Lemieux said the Wazzu coaching staff has been clear they want him in this class but he's taking other visits and doesn't feel pressured to commit at this point.
"They've made a couple mentions about committing and they're pushing it but I know coach (Clay) McGuire pretty well and we have a good relationship," Lemieux said. "It was pretty cool seeing them practice and all that but I'm nowhere near making a decision just yet."
The Yakima West Valley recruit also recently returned from a trip to Boise State. He said the Broncos have moved up into that upper echelon of teams as well.
"Boise State is up there too now," Lemieux said. "The only school I haven't seen practice out of my top five is Oregon so I'm going down to the spring game. That should be really cool.
"I visited Boise a few weekends ago. I really liked it. The fact of early playing time there stands out. On the downside they're in the Mountain West Conference but they have great facilities, great coaches and the offensive line coach is really cool. I got a chance to hang out with the players and I fit in with them."
Oregon and South Carolina have been considered the frontrunners for Lemieux but he said the others cannot be counted out yet.
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