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Pomee still weighing his options

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MORENO VALLEY, Calif. - Four schools remain in the running for four-star wide receiver Junior Pomee and he remains open to others so if anyone tells you they know where Pomee is headed they're probably lying because the Rancho Verde standout said even he is still unsure.
Arizona, USC, Florida and UCLA are still the major programs involved with Pomee, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound prospect who was committed to the Bruins, but he claims no favorites and still seems quite undecided on which program is best for him.
Rumors persist that USC and Arizona have emerged as favorites but Pomee there are no front runners at this point.
"I don't even know where I want go to," Pomee said. "I thought I wanted to go (to UCLA) and then obviously not and then my parents were talking to me.
"Everybody is trying to talk to me about going someplace else. I really don't know where I'm going to go. My mind is just undecided. I don't know when I'm going to commit. It's probably just going to come up at a random time."
Pomee, who could play wide receiver or tight end, was expected to attend the USC-Cal game on Saturday afternoon. He has already visited Arizona and has rescheduled his Florida trip for the South Carolina game in mid-November.
He's already been to Gainesville once for Friday Night Lights and is looking forward to returning. Former Rancho Verde teammate Ronald Powell is a freshman defensive end for the Gators.
"I can't really wait to go," Pomee said. "It's going to be a good game. South Carolina came up and beat Alabama and Florida lost to Alabama. I want to see that one. It's going to be a good matchup.
"It's a football place totally. Everywhere around it's just a football atmosphere. Urban (Meyer) is a really cool dude. He reminds me a little of (Rancho Verde) coach (Pete Duffy) and in some areas he's a little better. They're talking about using me as a flex tight end where I'll be in the slot most of the time."
USC continues to move up for Pomee, who said he recently got offered by coach Lane Kiffin over the phone. The conversation meant a lot to him
"I was happy when I got the phone call," Pomee said. "They did it over the phone because coach Kiffin said I was too good of a player to get one through the mail. He told me over the phone and I talked to him about all this stuff and he was saying, 'We need to get you here.' They're moving up slowly. They're moving up little by little."
UCLA still has a chance and Pomee, rated No. 18 at wide receiver, No. 186 overall and No. 50 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, keeps in contact with the coaching staff so there is still hope for the Bruins.
"They're hanging in there," Pomee said. "I don't want to shoot them off because it was my first scholarship so they're doing a pretty good job right now."
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