Mercy Maston has said over the past few weeks that he's ready to make his college decision despite not taking any official visits but now the Bakersfield, Calif., safety will delay his decision.
Maston, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound prospect who could play either cornerback or safety in college, said in a text message that he'll wait until National Signing Day in February to announce his college choice.
Fresno State is the latest offer for Maston but the three-star recruit still has UCLA and Arizona State on top of his list with interest coming in from USC as well.
Colorado State, San Jose State and Washington State have also offered but are considered long shots at this point.
The Bruins have long been considered a favorite for Maston, who said that could change if an offer comes from the Trojans, and now the Sun Devils have made a jump into his top three as well.
Maston, who finished with 94 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery in his junior season, proved himself at multiple camps last off-season including the National Underclassmen Combine, the Los Angeles NIKE Camp and the UCLA Above and Beyond Camp.
Numerous times Maston said he was prepared to make his commitment but has delayed it. Now it looks like he's going to hold firm to his decision and wait a couple more months before making his pledge.