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Pellum enjoys time in Utah

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Santa Fe (Calif.) athlete Romeo Pellum took his first official visit this past weekend to Utah. The standout defensive back will take one more visit in January after picking up his first Pac 10 offer last week before he makes his decision.
Pellum, 5-10, 150 pounds is one of the state's top cover corners but is actually being recruited by the Utes at wide receiver.
"They're the only school that is recruiting me at receiver but that's fine with me," Pellum said. "I don't really have a preference, I just want to play. The trip was great and I had a lot of fun. When I first got there, it was snowing and that's the first time I've ever seen snow before so that was kind of cool for me.
"The whole visit was kind of a highlight for me. We went snow mobiling on Saturday and I loved that. I got along well with all the players and coaches and I was impressed with the campus and the facilities. They have a nice indoor facility there and I like the weight room and the strength coaches they have.
"R.J. Stanford was my host and he was real cool. He showed me around and I got along with all the guys on the visit. I spent a lot of time with Coach Roderick, who is my recruiting coach and he's also the receiver coach. On Sunday, I talked with Coach Roderick and Coach Whittingham and they broke thigns down for me pretty good.
"Basically, I have an offer but right now, it's more of a grey shirt offer. It could turn in to a solid offer depending on what some other players do that they're recruiting. Washington State just offered me last week and I'm going to take a visit there on (Jan. 12). That Sunday when I get back, I'm supposed to call Coach Roderick and they'll let me know what kind of offer I have.
"That works out well for me because I'll have a chance to compare two schools to each other. I'm excited about Washington State and excited about getting my first Pac 10 offer. They have a lot of good coaches there, especially on the defensive side of the ball and I'm looking forward to that visit and seeing what Pullman is all about."
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