Santa Fe Springs (Calif.) defensive back Romeo Pellum narrowed his choices to Arizona State and Washington State and then had both colleges in the home for visits the past two nights. Wednesday morning, Pellum woke up and made his decision.
"I committed to Washington State," Pellum said. "Coach Greene from Washington State came over Monday night and Coach Erickson and Coach Yarber were over Tuesday night.
"After ASU left on Tuesday, I was a little stressed because it was such a hard decision. I talked to my uncle (Oregon coach Don Pellum) and he just told me to go to bed and don't even think about it. Just focus on something else and then make your decision when I wake up.
"Wednesday morning on my drive to school, that's when it hit that Washington State was the place for me. There were really two big reasons why I chose them.
"For starters, I want to play as a true freshman and I have a much better chance of doing that at Washington State. They only have three cornerbacks coming back and they're all seniors.
"ASU has six corners coming back and even though I know I could play there too, I just like my chances better at Washington State. The other big reason for picking Washington State was I think I would do better in that kind of environment.
"Tempe is a big city and it's a lot like where I'm from here. I've had some struggles here and I think it would be good to go somewhere like Pullman that is a small college town and where I can just focus on football and schoolwork.
"I like the idea of experiencing something different, a totally new lifestyle and I know I'll get that in Pullman. Right now, I just feel really relieved that the process is over.
"It was tough in the early going but when things started to pick up for me and I started getting some of these offers, it was exciting for me to know I would be playing somewhere in the Pac 10. Right now, I'm just excited to be a Cougar."