How fast things change in recruiting

HOW FAST CAN things change in recruiting? Take the case of 6-3, 275-pound defensive line prospect Zelt Minor. Cougfan.com talked with him just hours ago, and his college decision was unequivocally uncertain. Yet now ....

A twitter report this morning by Pony Pride cited Minor's prep coach as saying Minor had made his decision to sign with SMU over Washington State and Texas Tech.

Just a few hours earlier, it was a very different story. Attempts to reach Minor and his parents for confirmation on the twitter report were not immediately returned.

But to illustrate just how fast things can change in the game of recruiting, here's the story CF.C wrote after speaking with Minor, before the report of his decision to head to SMU...


THE DECISION FOR Houston three-star defensive line prospect Zelt Minor (6-3, 275) remains a difficult one less than 48 hours before Signing Day, he tells CF.C. Where do things stand, what are his thoughts on the Cougars and what's the one question he's trying most to answer?

Signing Day is Wednesday, but Houston-area product Minor out of Lamar High says he still has three schools under consideration and no leader.

"I'm still undecided, I'm just trying to get things together… I don't have any one school above the other in those three," said Minor.

Those three schools are Washington State, SMU and Texas Tech. Minor has officially visited all of them, having tripped to SMU this past weekend.

"I liked all three colleges on my visits (but) there wasn't anything that made want to commit to one of them right there and then – I liked them all," said Minor.

FOR WAZZU, two things still resonate from his trip to the Palouse on Jan. 11.

"With Washington state, I really likes the campus and the new facilities they're building, the football building. And the team they are building out there, the players, they are really live," said Minor.

But the challenge Wazzu faces with Minor, is distance.

"I like Washington State a lot, I like the thought that everything is right there…(but) the distance, my parents would normally go to every home game but they can't make the trip for every home game being here in Texas," said Minor.

Minor said he felt comfortable at SMU, the school he originally verballed to, following his trip.

"I can say that because they really want me, they think I can start as a freshman… and I'd be going there with a teammate with a lot of positivity around it... I can't just go to a school because of the level, that it's the Big 12 or the Pac-12. if I'm not comfortable it doesn't matter what conference the school is in," said Minor.

Asked if that meant SMU is a slight leader for him, Minor said no.

"Those are just some positives about them -- all three of the schools, none of them is above the other… But I know I have to make a decision. Wednesday is coming up fast," said Minor.

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SO WHAT IS next for Minor?

"I'm going to talk to my parents, get some pointers from them. But ultimately it will be my decision. I'm going to pray about it, get some pointers from my parents and my football coaches, people that really care about me and see what they have to say," said Minor.

Minor was a dominant force as the 2012 season wore on for Lamar, especially during the playoff run – he was also one of the primary reasons the Redskins' defense held 11 opponents to less than 14 points during the season. He was named the 20-5A Defensive MVP and earned first team All Greater Houston honors.


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