No Wavering for Cormier

San Diego (Calif.) Madison running back Pierre Cormier, who is headed to the state championship game this weekend, discusses his commitment to the Wildcats and more...

Over the weekend, San Diego (Calif.) Madison running back Pierre Cormier and his Warhawks defeated Monrovia (Calif.) 21-17, securing the title of CIF Southern Section Regional Division-III Champions and clenching a spot in this weekend's state championship game.

"It means a lot to us," said Cormier after the game. "We are continuing the legacy we are trying to make at Madison and I think our hard work has paid off. The team is excited and it just feels great.

"I think I improved a lot this season. It's always hard, playing against teams that are trying to make it hard for me to run the ball, but we have people on the team who continue to make plays. A lot of guys have stepped up. I didn't have a big game tonight, but a lot of guys stepped up," he said.

As he prepares for next weekend's game versus Kentfield (Calif.) Marion Catholic, Cormier says that the team has the talent to go all the way.

"We have a young quarterback, but we had a lot of big players come back. Our class is strong and we thought we could make a good run for it, and this has just been great," he said.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound running back committed to Arizona in August, and though he recently took a trip to Washington, he reiterated his commitment to the Wildcats.

"Things are going good. Arizona is where I'm going. It's a good offense, a good fit, and I really like the coaching staff. I plan on going there and being successful on and off the field," he said.

Cormier will take his official visit to Tuscon on January 24th with teammate and fellow Arizona commit, receiver Lee Walker.

For now, it's the only visit Cormier has planned.

"As of right now, I'm not sure if I'll take another visits, but I'm pretty solid on where I want to go," he said.

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