After decommitting from the Houston and switching his verbal to SMU, Zelt Minor recently hit the road out to the West Coast to check out Mike Leach's Washington State program.
The 6-foot-2 275-pound defensive end says he had been keeping in close contact with Wazzu and enjoyed his trip to Pullman despite frosty conditions.
"It was a great stay out at Washington State," Minor said. "It was snowing when we got out there. It was thirteen degrees. We just took tours and got a chance to see things that they were going to bring in and things that they already had like facilities and things like that."
While on the visit, Minor says he talked to just about the entire coaching staff including Leach, Cougar defensive coordinator Mike Breske as well as defensive line coach Joe Salave'a.
Minor, who had multiple dominating performances over the course of his senior season, says the thing he likes most about Washington State is the fact that they have no problem with starting a freshman, an issue that he hasn't talked about much with the SMU coaching staff.
"One thing I like about Washington State is they're not afraid to play freshman," Minor said. "On their team they have a lot of freshman that played and started.
"Their coaches brought it to my attention that if I come in and work hard that I have a chance to start. I haven't really talked to SMU about that and they haven't really brought it to my attention."
With National Signing Day (Feb. 6) swiftly approaching, Minor will have some tough decisions to make. He he says he will consult with his family about it first and then carry on from there.
"I'm going to ask my family about it and they're going to give me their feedback," Minor said. "Sooner or later, I'll have to make a decision and whatever that decision is, that's the one I'm going to have to deal with."
Minor will be visited by his recruiter, SMU wide receivers coach Jason Phillips, this coming Friday and has his official visit scheduled for January 25. But expect Texas Tech, which offered last Friday, to also make an in-home at the end of the week.
Minor says that the recruiting process has been stressful but at this point in time, he has no plans of decommitting from SMU.
"My commitment to SMU is still solid," Minor said. "I can tell you that."
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