College town a 'thrill' for L.A. linebacker

JEREMIAH ALLISON IS from the big city but the charms of a college town were, in his words, thrilling this past weekend at Washington State. Ranked the No. 41 outside linebacker nationally, the 6-1, 210-pounder out of Dorsey High talks Wazzu and all things recruiting with CF.C...

Jeremiah Allison said he didn't know what to expect coming from Los Angeles to Pullman, but he was more than pleasantly surprised after his official visit to Washington State.

"It was a really, really great experience. I didn't know what a college town was, and Washington State is a college town. But everything is based around Wazzu. Everything around Pullman is Wazzu...and I was thrilled by that," said Allison.

ALLISON, WHO HAS double digit offers including full rides from UCLA, Arizona, Boise State and others, said the WSU visit highlights included the weather and tossing around a few snowballs.

"Not only was it the coaches, and finally being able to meet Mike Leach, who has a winning personality, it snowed the second day -- and I haven't seen snow since I was 7," said Allison.

Allison, who is also an excellent student, said the Cougars like him as an outside backer in what will be their base 3-4 on defense under Leach.

"They like my speed and nose for the football," he said.

ALLISON IS DECIDING on his final visits this week, with schools like UCLA, Stanford and Nevada among those under the consideration. He said he doesn't plan on making a decision for at least a couple weeks. Washington State, post-visit, looks to be firmly in the mix.

"They are definitely in the top (choices). This decision is family oriented, my family has a big part in it so we'll be talking a lot about it going forward," said Allison.

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