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Pomee close to making decision

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Junior Pomee said he's about ready to make his commitment and the Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde prospect is expected to pick between two Pac-10 schools in the next couple weeks.
"I'm thinking about committing in about two weeks," Pomee said earlier this week at the Pete Carroll Win Forever Festival. "I just wanted to hurry up and get it out of the way so I can get all this stress out and I can relax and I can focus on our football season this year."
UCLA and Arizona are the frontrunners for Pomee, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound wide receiver who could easily grow into a tight end in college. Rivals.com rates him as the No. 46 prospect at his position nationally and No. 50 in the California state rankings.
"Arizona was a good school, I loved their camp and the offense they ran is exactly the same that we run at Rancho," Pomee said. "They're one of my main schools right now.
"When (UCLA) recruited me I was so happy, it was my first scholarship. Coach (Wayne) Moses was the one who recruited me and when they gave me the offer I was ready to go, I love that school. It's one of my top schools that I had when I was little.
"That's like the main two right now. It's going to come down to the environment and the education, which one is better, which one has faults and which one doesn't. I don't know. It's a hard decision to make. I never knew making a decision would be so hard."
Pomee said Florida and Southern Cal are also under consideration but neither program has offered at this point. Washington, Nevada and UTEP have offered Pomee but he's expected to pick between only the Bruins and Wildcats.
One of the main reasons why Pomee wants to get his decision out of the way before his senior season is because he saw former teammate and close friend Ronald Powell get stressed throughout the recruiting process last season.
Powell ended up No. 1 in the Rivals.com rankings and picked Florida instead of Southern Cal but waited until the U.S. Army All-American Camp in January to make his decision. Pomee wants to get it out of the way much sooner.
"That's my boy," Pomee said. "I've been around him since the eighth grade, played Pop Warner and everything so I've been following him forever. Everything he does I just copy off if not do better than he did.
"He was fighting through with SC and Florida and all that stuff but he decided to give up on SC and he went to Florida. He made it way easy and he got better in everything he was doing. I'm going to do the same."
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