"I am done taking visits," Porter said. I've made my choice and I realized that Wazzu is the place for me. I like everything about Washington State, from the players to the to the city and the people in it."
THE 6-0, 170-POUNDER took an official visit to Minnesota last weekend and said shortly after his trip that he was still solid, but was planning on taking one last trip before signing day.
The Pullman lure proved to be too much to overcome for the Gophers and the Hurricanes, though.
"It's a great atmosphere over there (in Pullman)," Porter said. "Being that far away from home is what I think will make me a lot better. I will be able to focus just on football and my school work."
"It was just my relationship that I had built with the coaches," Porter said after committing. "Coach Leach is a great coach and he is turning the program around up there. They are moving things in the right direction."
WITH HIS COMMITMENT now locked in, Porter said he has already shifted his focus to making a name for himself later this year when he arrives for summer school and offseason conditioning in June.
"I know they graduated five defensive backs and I'm really excited about the opportunity to get up there and compete," Porter said. "I want to go after one of those starting spots at cornerback."
When Porter committed to Washington State on Jan. 10, he did so over offers from Miami, Minnesota, Toledo, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Cincinnati, Iowa State and several others.
NOTABLE NOTE: Three-star Xavier Ulutu announced on his twitter page this afternoon that he will be taking his final official visit to Fresno State this weekend. Ulutu tripped to WSU last weekend and has said over the last month that the Cougs and Bulldogs are his top two schools.