Gause said indecision crept into his mind the last few days, so he wants to make sure he is making the right choice.
"I didn't really want to play around with stuff,'' Gause said. "When I make my decision, I'm going to make it my final decision. Right now there's been a lot of switching around between schools, which one I want to choose, so I'm going to postpone it for now and take the time for it.
"I'm going to take a little bit of time to look things over again. I don't want to do it too quick, so I'll postpone it for now because I kept thinking about it, and I don't want it to overwhelm me or anything like that.''
Gause still maintains a top five of LSU, Oregon, Miami, Syracuse and Rutgers, but only the latter two schools have offered him, which led to speculation he would choose between the Orange and the Scarlet Knights.
However, Gause acknowledged is speaking with the coaching staff of each school regularly.
"They are all in my top five,'' Gause said. "I've been talking to every single school, and laying down the pros and cons of each school, and making sure everything is on point. I don't have an official date for that, but it won't be (really) long. It won't be six months. It will be before the season.''
The 6-foot-2, 215 pound Gause made 114 tackles, including six sacks, is one of New York's top players in the class of 2011.
"I want to do kind of like a last evaluation,'' Gause said. "I'm going to be there for four years. It's not a video game where you just go and play football. It's an education as well, and a degree, and there's going to be fur to five years of memories at a school. I want to make sure that is going to be the right place and I'm going to enjoy it.''