Delshawn McClellon could have waited things out a little longer but being slow isn't in his vocabulary - especially on the football field - so the Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr wide receiver decided recently to commit to Utah.
He hasn't visited the school yet but his growing relationship with Utah offensive coordinator Norm Chow and to a lesser extent wide receivers coach Aaron Roderick played a big influence in his decision to make his pledge.
"I know it's a great school and Norm Chow is there so that helped out a lot when I was making my decision," McClellon said. "They're in the Pac-10 now so that's a plus, too.
"Coach Chow being there was a big deal to me. I would like to play for him and I'd feel like I'd be successful playing for him. He said I could come in early and play so that was important to me."
McClellon, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound three-star prospect, has been timed at 4.37 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Long Beach NIKE Combine so many programs were interested in him mainly because of his outstanding speed.
Arizona State, Hawaii and Idaho had also offered McClellon, who said UCLA, USC, Arizona and Washington State were showing interest.
The Gahr standout plans to take an unofficial visit to Utah sometime this summer and probably an official trip during his senior season.
"I've been out there but I haven't been to the school yet," McClellon said. "My grandfather lives out there. I'm going to try to make a trip out there, like an unofficial visit, sometime in July."
This might not be the last note in McClellon's recruitment though because he said he'll still take official visits to other schools with Arizona State and Hawaii being under consideration.
Other trips might also happen as well since McClellon said he's open to listening to any program that wants to get involved.