Marcus Griffin decided to de-commit from Washington State but the Cougars have not been eliminated from further consideration.
The Bellevue, Wash., defensive tackle said he wanted to open things up to really give a clear look and a fair chance to all programs recruiting him.
Of course, the Washington State coaching staff was disappointed by the news but Griffin said coach Mike Leach told him the Cougars are by no means giving up.
"I just wanted to take a step back and make sure Wazzu is the correct place for me," Griffin said.
"They're still in it. They weren't very happy that I de-committed but coach Leach understands why I did and he said they're going to recruit me a lot harder now. They're going to make me see why I committed to Wazzu in the first place."
Since his de-commitment in the last few days, Notre Dame has been the most aggressive reaching out and it's possible another offer could be on the way.
"Notre Dame has reached out," Griffin said. "It's interesting.
"Their recruiter messaged me and he said he really liked my film and he's going to get my grades from my school and contact my coach. He said a lot of great things and they're going to be giving me a call soon."
So far, the Bellevue standout has been offered by Arizona, Cal, Colorado State, Idaho, Nevada, UTEP, Washington and Washington State.
The 6-foot-3, 285-pound three-star recruit said Boise State has also been talking to him more along with USC and UCLA. He will wait to take official visits until after Bellevue is done with its playoff run.