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Morrow tries to convince teammate

Jamal Morrow is all set for Washington State and now his job turns to convincing Romoland (Calif.) Heritage teammate Darius Allensworth it might be the right place, too.
Morrow and Allensworth are not only teammates but also close friends and the 5-foot-8, 180-pound three-star running back said he's been trying to get Allensworth, a Cal commit, to look more at the Cougars.
"I talk to him all the time about it," Morrow said. "I'm always trying to stay in his ear. The ultimate decision is always up to him."
Morrow had Allensworth over at his house for Washington State's in-home visit last week but there is no indication yet that a flip is about to occur.
Allensworth, a former Arizona pledge, will weigh out his options through the recruiting process, could take some other visits and then make a final decision later on.
For Morrow, Washington State is the place. He loves the new coaching staff, the direction of the program and he's excited to get things started there.
"[The in-home visit] went well," Morrow said. "They told me what to expect in the near future, how the athletic facilities are coming along and just how the program is building up to be more successful.
"Darius came over. They wanted to keep tabs on him. They were telling him to come to Washington State. We're trying to get him up there to Washington State.
"I'm excited. There's a new feel at Washington State with coach (Mike) Leach over there. I'm excited to be a part of it."
Washington State assistant coaches Jim Mastro and Eric Morris were the two that stopped by for the in-home visit.