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Rowe takes final visit

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Long Beach Poly (Calif.) defensive lineman Kenny Rowe took his 5th and final official visit this past weekend to Oregon. The plan is for the talented rush end to take the next couple of weeks to narrow his list and then decide in early February.
Rowe, 6-2, 215 pounds had previously visited Arizona, Cal, Mississippi and Fresno State prior to checking out the Ducks.
"Oregon was cool," Rowe said. "I've been there before, when Alfred (older brother now at USC) was going through the process a couple of years ago, he took some unofficial visits including one to Oregon and I went with him.
"So I had already seen the great facilities, the locker room, the weight room, all that stuff. It was still a good time though and I learned some new things on the visit. That coaching staff has been together for a long time, I never realized that.
"I also got to see snow and we went paint balling, which was the first time I've ever done that before so that was cool. Coach Pellum is the one recruiting me and I like him a lot. All the schools are recruiting me as a defensive end but Oregon is the one school who likes me just as much as a linebacker.
"I really don't have a preference between the two, I played linebacker in the All-American game a few weeks ago and that was fun for me. That was the first time I had played without my hand down and it was a good experience but I like rushing the passer too so I'll do whatever the coaches want me to do in college."
With all five trips now complete, Rowe said he'll sit down with his family and begin to narrow his list.
"I'm not looking at Arizona right now but everyone else is still in it," Rowe said. "I like Cal and Oregon a lot but Fresno State and Mississippi are right there as well. I just have to weigh all the pros and cons and decide where the best fit for me is.
"Donovan (Warren- Poly teammate) is going to announce his decision on Fox February 1 and I think I'm going to be announcing there as well. I don't have a leader right now but I should know what I'm doing by the 1st."
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