Would he commit or wouldn't he? That was the burning question regarding Santa Fe Springs (Calif.) defensive back Romeo Pellum. Pellum tripped to Washington State this past weekend and had his home visit with Cougar head coach Bill Doba Monday night. Here's the latest.
Pellum, 5-9, 160 pounds went from an under the radar prospect just a few months back to having a couple of very good Pac 10 programs battling it out for his services. Arizona State is the other program and the Sun Devils offered a scholarship Sunday night after Pellum returned from his trip from Pullman.
"I was going to commit Monday if I didn't get the offer from ASU," Pellum said. "Coach Yarber called me Sunday night and said they were offering and were excited to have me up for an official visit this weekend. Last night, Coach Doba and Coach Yarno came over and it was very tough to hold off committing to Washington State.
"I loved my trip there last weekend and I really like the coaches a lot. Washington State really needs corners and I think I would fit in really well there. Before the home visit, I was really torn on what I should do. I wanted to commit but at the same time, I wanted to see one other school to have something more to compare Washington State to.
"So I decided to take the visit to ASU this weekend. I told Coach Doba and I think he was a little disappointed but he understood as well. I know it's a risk because they're going to keep recruiting corners and they could fill up before I'm ready to decide. Still, I just want to take this last visit and then I told coach Doba next Monday what I'm doing.
"Coach Yarber is coming to the house on Thursday and then leave the next day for my visit. It's been a fun process for me and I'm very thankful things have picked up for me. I know I can't make a bad decision between the two schools."