Cormier dominate state title game

San Diego (Calif.) Madison running back Pierre Cormier had one of the most impressive performances of any player over the weekend at the CIF State Bowl Championship games.

Pierre Cormier led an incredible comeback for Madison as they rallied from an early 21-0 deficit to win a thrilling 38-35 contest in the Div III bracket. Cormier was the star of stars on the night rushing for 296 yards and three touchdowns, including a game winning 79 yarder with just seven minutes to play.

"I'll never forget this gme as long as I live," Cormier said following the game Saturday. "I love this team, I love this program, I love the coaches and the staff, I just can't put everything in to words right now. To play this way and finish this game off the way we did in my last high school game, I can't think of a better way to go out then the way we just did."

Cormier has been a long time Arizona commit and said he's still very solid with the Wildcats. Despite that, he said he still plans to take one more official visit, in addition to his final trip to Tucson.

"I love everything about Arizona, that's where I plan to be next year," Cormier said. "My final trip will be to Arizona (Jan .25) and I'm really strong with them. I'm excited to go check things out there and meet my new coaches and the guys that will be my teammates next year.

"I still plan to take a visit to UCLA (Jan. 18) and they were always in my top two along with Arizona. I took a couple of unofficial visits there in the summer but I just want to give them one last look to make sure I'm doing the right thing when February 6 rolls around."

Cormier has also visited Washington officially and said he had a great trip but Arizona is home for him.

"I really liked the team and the overall environment at Washington a lot," Cormier said. "It's a great school but when I got home and compared it with Arizona, I just felt like UA was a better overall fit for me.

"I'm so comfortable with Arizona and I love the offense. It's basically the same offense we've been running at Madison for the last four years so I think it will be an easy transition for me. I think I'll be ready to come in and compete right away because of how familiar I am with their scheme and that's pretty big. Plus I love the coaches and the school, it's a great fit for me like I said, I can't wait to get there."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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