Pomee Talks About Recruitment

The Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde tight end, Junior Pomee, talks about where he's at in his recruitment, specifically with UCLA and Florida...

Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde tight end Junior Pomee says he decommitted from UCLA because he needed some time to sort things out.

The 6-3, 215-pound four-star prospect needed to think a little harder about his future.

"I decommitted because I didn't know what I wanted to do," said Pomee. "I committed to UCLA in the first place because I wanted to but now I just have to take it easy and figure out if that was the right thing to do. I'm wide open."

When Pomee decommitted from UCLA, many thought it was because Florida stole the front-runner spot from the Bruins.

Pomee wants to clarify. He says, while he really likes the Gators, he does not have a leader right now.

"I'm neutral. I'm just trying to figure out what's best for me. About a week before Friday Night Lights at Florida my mom and dad talked to me about football. They asked me how I would feel about leaving California to play ball. My dad said he thought it could be a good idea. I realized I just want to make sure I go somewhere my family supports and my dad said he was ready for me to go outside of California if I wanted to," said Pomee.

Pomee wanted to go to a camp somewhere but time was ticking away fast.

"I started looking into where I could still camp in the summer and Florida's Friday Night Lights was the only camp still left. I wasn't going to go but I decided I'd head over there and I ended up really liking it. The main thing was realizing maybe I needed to reconsider my commitment to UCLA. It's not that I don't like UCLA, I just need to be sure," said Pomee.

When the rising high school senior pulled the trigger and committed to the Bruins, he said a lot of it had to do with comfort level and being close to home to be with his family.

His trip to Florida has him thinking he might not have to be so close after all.

"I mean I really felt like Florida was a great family atmosphere. But I still think I have a great relationship with UCLA coaches and I'm comfortable there. I'm just going to hold off on a decision for a little while," said Pomee.

Caught between a few desirable choices, Pomee says he likes where he is in the recruiting game.

"I spend a lot of time researching different schools that I have offers from and finding out what their environment and history is actually like. It's even more reason to be wide open," Pomee said.


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