Stephan Nembot will stay in the Pac-10 and stay in the state of Washington but the Van Nuys (Calif.) Montclair Prep defensive end has switched his commitment from the Cougars to the Huskies.
According to The Seattle Times, Nembot has switched his commitment from Washington State to Washington, not a major surprise since the 6-foot-7, 270-pound three-star prospect said throughout his recruitment that he was looking at other programs and might make changes when he felt it necessary.
"I just did what is best for me,'' Nembot told The Seattle Times.
Nembot, who has only played football for a few years and is still unlocking lots of potential, made a surprise commitment to Washington State this fall after visiting Pullman.
Arizona State, UCLA, Stanford and Washington had also offered Nembot, rated as the No. 51 strong-side defensive end nationally and No. 79 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, but he said he felt comfortable with the Cougars after his visit.
But over the next few months, Nembot has kept in close contact with other coaching staffs and Washington never gave up recruiting him.
The Montclair Prep standout visited with the Huskies for their early-season matchup against Syracuse and has stayed in touch with a couple Washington coaches.
While still committed to Washington State, Nembot made it no secret that he would entertain other schools to find the best fit. Washington was that place and now Nembot has officially made the switch.
"I'm still trying to figure out what I need to do," Nembot said in late December. "I am committed to Washington State but I'm always looking for what is best for me. It's like that. I'm just looking for what's best for me."