After originally being committed to Utah State, the 6'3, 205 lb DB has seen his stock rise in recent weeks. "It feels great. All the hard work is paying off!," Decoud told BearsIllustrated.com.
Coming out of high school, Decoud attended McNeese State, but after a rocky first year, the Louisiana product felt it best to get away from home for a little bit. This is when he found Northwestern. "I just felt like I needed to get away and mature a little bit."
Decoud has blown up garnering new offers from Houston, Oregon State, and Southern Miss. This has led to Decoud scheduling official visits to Oregon State (Jan. 16th), University of Louisian-Lafayette (Jan. 23rd), and Baylor (Jan. 30th). So what led to his decommitment from Utah State? "I felt like I rushed things. My family and coaches thought I could play for a bigger program."
So with new offers from ULL and Oregon State, what stands out about those schools and what is looking for from his visit? "Well ULL, that's my home team, since LSU is not interested. My girlfriend and cousin go there, and my brother plays there. So that's where my interest comes from with them," Decoud said. "Oregon State is nice. I did my research on them and love what I see. They are in a great conference, so it was a must I go see what they have to offer."
Although Baylor has not offered, Decoud says that the conversation will happen during his visit on the 30th. "I started talking to Baylor before Christmas break. They called to see when I graduate and to see what my grades were like. After that I didn't hear from them, but recently I spoke to the DB coach," Decoud said, "he is from my hometown, Hammond, and when I was in high school, my coach at Hammond was best friends with Coach Buckles."
That small relationship might be something that helps the Bears in their recruitment of the talented DB. If not that, then the fact that Baylor has won back-to-back Championships should help. "I know they are good," he said with a laugh, "but they play in a great conference, the Big 12, and have a great thing going for themselves right now!"
Decoud says that he is planning to take all of his Official Visits, and will make a decision before signing day, but there is one particular thing he is looking for, "I just want to find somewhere I can contribute early and can spend the next two years of my life at!"
Decoud is a May graduate and will sign in February during signing day. He will have 2 years to play 2. Check back with BearsIllustrated.com as we bring you the latest in Treston Decoud's recruitment!