Top 50 LB has 'phenomenal' talk w/ Mike Leach

TIME IS WINDING down for uncommitted prospects, including one Los Angeles linebacker ranked in the Top 50 nationally at his position. Having tripped to Wazzu this past weekend, he had an in-home visit this week with Mike Leach. To say it went well would be an understatement.

A whole lot can change for any prospect between now and Feb. 1. But at the moment, things are looking positive for the Cougs when it comes to Jeremiah Allison (6-1, 210).

Allison offered no shortage of praise in talking about Mike Leach's visit down at Dorsey High on Wednesday.

"It was phenomenal," said Allison. "We actually didn't do it in my home, we met up at my school, and talked in the gym."

Allison, an outstanding student who is ranked No. 40 nationally at outside linebacker and three stars, said he feels comfortable with all things Wazzu.

"We talked about the direction the Washington State program is going in, his past at Texas Tech and how they really want me to play for them," said Allison.

ALLISON SPENT A whole lot of time in the opponent's backfield while at Dorsey. He racked up 23 sacks this year alone, three short of the school record, with 63 sacks over his prep career.

"I haven't committed but Washington State is way up there given that they're been really involved with me," said Allison.

Allison heads this weekend to Nevada on an official visit. He has in-homes coming up next week with Hawaii, UCLA and Duke.

Sometime between now and Signing Day, he'll sit down with family and Lonnie Pumphrey, a football coach who has mentored him most of his life, and decide on his future.

"Lonnie, he's really been supportive with my situation, he's been there for me since I was 7," said Allison.

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