Matthew Rowe has put together an impressive offer list and other schools are interested but the Long Beach (Calif.) Poly linebacker doesn't want to think about recruiting let alone making his commitment.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound three-star outside linebacker said he doesn't even want to think about making his pledge until much closer to National Signing Day. That means Rowe is many months away from making his choice.
"I'm not even thinking about it," Rowe said. "I'm just trying to win a state title. That's what I'm really thinking about, leaving Poly with a bang. I have until February to make a decision so I'm just waiting until February. That's really it.
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"I'm just not thinking about it. It's kind of hard because the coaches e-mail you and they're asking me to think about it and I just don't want to yet. When I come out here on the field I don't think about it at all."
Washington, Arizona State, Nebraska, Oregon State, Nevada and Northern Arizona have offered Rowe, who was one of the top linebackers last weekend at the Dana Hills Air Strike Passing Tournament.
Four of his Poly teammates have already committed to Arizona State - all remain soft pledges - but Rowe said that their decisions will probably not play a major factor in his recruitment. He's going to look at all programs and said official visits could also be planned.
Rowe's mind is so far from recruiting though that it's hard for him to name any early frontrunners.
"I'm just trying my hardest not to think about it," Rowe said. "I'm focused on my senior year and I'm trying to have fun."
The only camp stop Rowe is considering is at USC but he's not sure when he's going to work out there. He said USC and Oregon are showing more interest but neither has offered yet.
Rivals.com rates Rowe as the No. 57 outside linebacker in the 2012 class.