Terrell Newby was incredibly close to making his commitment but the West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade running back has decided to hold off and open himself up to other programs.
Cal, Nebraska and Oregon have been the top three for Newby, who said at the NIKE Air Strike tournament at Dana Hills this past weekend that Washington's offer intrigues him and he wants to keep USC on his list.
"I was really set on those three," Newby said. "Cal was my No. 1 school and then Oregon and Nebraska. I was very close but I opened it up because I thought it was early. I wanted to go through things and not regret my decision.
"I'm not as open as it was before when I started the recruiting process but I basically opened it up to four or five schools. I still have my top three and they're solid and now Washington is in there and so is USC even though they haven't offered."
Newby, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound three-star prospect, said he wants to visit Washington and Oregon as soon as possible and this weekend he could be taking an unofficial trip to Nebraska.
That's important because he wants to learn more about the program, the coaching staff and see if it's a viable option as his recruitment continues.
"I'm pretty sure I'm going to Nebraska next week," Newby said. "We're supposed to book the flights so I'll most likely be in Nebraska.
"It's very important. It's really significant. The reason I held off my commitment is because I don't think I've really given them a chance to recruit me. I have to see what they have to offer."
In his junior season, Newby finished with 2,117 rushing yards with 34 touchdowns on 303 carries. Rivals.com rates him as the No. 30 running back and No. 34 in the California state rankings.