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Sun Devils creep in on Brazley

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Eugene Brazley's commitment to Ole Miss is soft enough to make toilet paper companies jealous. Forget two-ply. His verbal pledge to the Rebels seems to be made from actual clouds.
He isn't shy about discussing it, either. On Saturday, Brazley impressed at Arizona State's team camp, picked up an ASU offer and wondered aloud about switching his commitment. He hasn't pulled the trigger yet, but nobody will go into shock if he does.
"I'm thinking about it," Brazley said when asked if he planned to break his commitment to Ole Miss, "I really like Arizona State. It's a lot different from where I'm from. It's such a nice school. I like Southern Miss, too."
Gerald Mitchell, who trains Brazley at the Sonic Boom training facility in New Orleans, offered even stronger words. As of now, Brazley remains committed to Ole Miss, but that's certainly subject to change.
"I'd be really worried if I was Ole Miss," Mitchell said following the Sun Devil's team camp. "There's no stranglehold on Eugene. Things are only going to keep picking up this year, too. He's a good running back and he just started training with us and other high-profile kids. I'd be pretty worried."
Brazley, known as speedster, is in no hurry here. Regardless of what happens, he'll take his time. A reaffirmed commitment to the Rebels or a switch in allegiance will come eventually. It's just that, in this case, "eventually" could mean after his senior season at New Orleans' George Washington Carver High School.
At this point, his verbal to the Rebels is more of a placeholder than a promise. Then again, so goes recruiting in 2012.
"The choice is on my mind right now, but I'm going to just concentrate on having a good season and try to think about all this stuff after," Brazley said.
With his camps and visits over for now, the 5-foot-10 tailback will reflect and prepare for a senior season that both he and his trainer hope will create increased recruiting buzz.
"It's a soft, soft commitment right now," Mitchell said of Brazley's situation. "He doesn't have a timetable. He's just going to see what kind of season he has."
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