Busy Weekend for Pomee

Recruiting can be very hectic this time of year, and that was certainly the case for Rancho Verde High School tight end Junior Pomee, who took an official visit to USC and played in the first-ever Polynesian All-American Classic this past weekend.

Recruiting can be very hectic this time of year, and that was certainly the case for Rancho Verde High School tight end Junior Pomee, who took an official visit to USC and played in the first-ever Polynesian All-American Classic this past weekend.

The 6-3, 215-pound athlete showcased the combination of speed, strength and size that has made him such a highly sought after recruit during the Polynesian Classic on Saturday.

"I am competitive and aggressive," Pomee said. "I want the ball, so if you throw me the ball I am going to go get it no matter what – high or low."

Pomee, who was arguably the top college prospect in the game, was honored to be a small part of an event that celebrated football and the Polynesian culture.

"It was a really amazing feeling for me to come out here and play with people from my culture, and people from around the world that came to play in this game," he said. "It's like playing with family in the football game.

"I came out and just wanted to ball and have fun playing with all the Polynesians. Being the first game ever, I just wanted to set a stepping-stone for everybody else that will play in this game."

The four-star tight end finished off the weekend by heading to USC for an official visit, where he was hosted by defensive tackle Christain Tupou.

"We went out and we all had fun and met other players and all the other recruits that are looking at USC," he said. "It was pretty good."

While on campus, he got to talk to the coaches about how he would be used in the Trojans' offense.

"I am going to be a flex tight end, that can be a wideout, inside receiver and can block on some occasions," he said. "I will be all over the field like an H-back."

Pomee has now taken official visits to USC, Florida and Arizona.

"I took my trip to Florida and they rushed me through everything," he said. "Then I took my trip to Arizona and it was real smooth, and the same with USC."

The Rancho Verde standout plans to make his announcement on Signing Day, and is focused on USC, Arizona, Boise State and Nebraska, with all schools being even right now.

So what are the factors that will go into his final decision?

"First off, I am looking for education. I am trying to get my education so if I don't go anywhere with football I can fall back on my degree," he said. "I am looking for environment that will fit me, an offense that will fit me, and a school that will take me in."


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