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Shelton looking at other schools

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Devian Shelton, who committed to Arizona in September, is definitely looking around and is starting to consider other official visits as the Wildcats continue their search for a new head coach.
Shelton, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound three-star cornerback from Inglewood, Calif., plans to visit Oregon State the weekend of Nov. 18 and then head to Arizona State the following weekend as he continues to investigate all his options.
"Those are the only schools that have come after me and let me know they wanted me to come," said Shelton, who might also head to San Diego State sometime in December. "I'm going to save the other visits until later on.
"I'm still waiting for Arizona to get a head coach. Nothing is set in stone right now until they get a head coach."
Part of the problem with sticking by the Wildcats is Shelton, rated No. 26 at cornerback in the 2012 class and No. 79 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com, has no clue whether any of the coaching staff will be retained.
Because of that, Shelton wants to look around to see what other programs can offer him in the coming months.
"I don't even know if the defensive backs coach is going to be there next year," Shelton said of Arizona.
It seems Oregon State and Arizona State have emerged as two other possible contenders, along with San Diego State, and Shelton is planning to hit the road in the next few weeks to check out both Pac-12 programs.
These trips could be crucial as Shelton makes his final decision.
"(Oregon State) plays man defense a lot and I like (secondary coach Keith) Heyward and he's going to be my DB coach if I go up there," Shelton said. "It's going to be important to go up there to see the school.
"(Arizona State) has been recruiting me the hardest since the end of my sophomore year. They kind of got off me a little bit and then they came back and they let me know they're going to recruit me hard now."
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