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Will Fresno St hold on to Owens

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It was quite a coup when Fresno State landed a trio of players from San Leandro (Calif.) earlier in the year. Since then, wide receiver Jamel Hamler de-committed and is now headed to Oregon and this past weekend, defensive back Damion Owens took an official visit to San Diego State.
Owens, 6-0, 180 pounds is one of the top cover corner prospects in the state and had a big senior season. He earned all-league and all-area mention after picking off six passes this past season.
He committed to Fresno State earlier in the year but still wanted to check out another school and visited SDSU this past weekend.
"I had a good visit and San Diego State is a very nice place," Owens said. "They talked to me about how well I would fit in with the defense. They said they want cornerbacks like me who have good size and can cover man on man all over the field and that's my strength.
"It's a really nice area up in San Diego and they have a not notch staff and facilities but I'm going to stick with Fresno State. Fresno State has been recruiting me for a couple of years and my relationship with the coaches there is the main reason why I committed.
"San Diego State is a great place but when the new staff coming in, I don't really feel like I know those guys that well. I have a great relationship with the Fresno State coaches and players and just the fact that I'm so comfortable around them and feel like I know them so well is why I'm going to stick with my original commitment."
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