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Pomee backs off UCLA pledge

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Junior Pomee was committed to UCLA but after visiting Florida recently and exploring other options the three-star wide receiver from Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde is back on the market.
"I'm not committed anywhere anymore," Pomee said.
Florida, UCLA and Arizona are the three favorites for Pomee, a 6-foot-3, 210-pounder who's rated No. 46 at wide receiver and No. 50 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.
Pomee committed to UCLA on July 1 and was confident in that decision but after taking a trip to Gainesville recently decided to re-open his recruitment. There are no immediate intentions to commit to the Gators, only to review his options as his senior year approaches.
"At first when I got to UCLA I liked the school and it seemed like the place I was supposed to be at and that's when I committed but then when I went to Florida and I saw the facilities and I saw everything and realized it was a good school so I wanted to explore my offers and see what else was out there," Pomee said.
"I already have an offer from Florida. I got offered from Florida a long time ago. When I went out there I saw their campus and their facilities, the tour they gave us was really good, and the education program is really good and the graduation rate was way up there. I just really liked it out there and the staff was all cool. At the camp, they were all good people."
Something else that could help Florida is that Pomee's former teammate, five-star defensive end Ronald Powell, the top-rated player by Rivals.com in the 2010 class, signed with the Gators. It could be an advantage but Pomee said he wants to research all the programs involved before making another commitment.
"Ronald being out there, he's my boy, I've been playing football with him for a long time since we were little," Pomee said. "He's a big example for me to go there but then again I don't know because maybe it's not the school for me, maybe it's the school for him.
"I talked to my parents about it and we're going to explore my offers and we're going to look up all the schools and see which school is really best for me to go to."
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