Pasadena 4-star Taeon Mason tripping to WSU

YOU CAN ADD another 4-star recruit to the list of those tripping to Washington State for the Apple Cup. Pasadena CB/WR prospect Taeon Mason, who has been verbally committed to USC since February, tells CF.C he’ll be in Pullman on an official visit for the Nov. 29 tilt.

Mason (6-0, 170) out of Muir High announced his WSU travel plans on twitter earlier today. He told he’s been studying up a little on Washington State but there’s a lot more to learn during his official to Pullman.

“I feel there’s some work to be done there but I feel that’s the case at all colleges… I’m really looking forward to the visit,” said Mason.

Paul Volero is the WSU area recruiter for Mason.

“(WSU) has been recruiting me since around the time I committed to USC (Feb. 1). Coach Paul is the one I converse with the most… me and Coach Volero, we have a good bond,” said Mason.

Mason is rated by as a 4-star wide receiver but said Washington State, USC and others are generally recruiting him as a cornerback (though receiver, or both, remains an option.)

Mason said he has no position preference at the next level and although USC is virtually right next door, distance won’t be a factor in his final decision.

“Distance doesn’t really matter because I just want to be focused on school and football… my mom is a little worried on me going far away and not seeing me for a while but she understands where I’m coming from,” said Mason.

Mason tells CF.C he has offers from most of the Pac-12 - WSU, USC, UW, UCLA, Arizona State, Arizona, Oregon State, Colorado, plus Notre Dame and Fresno State.

“USC is only school I’ve really been around so that’s why I feel the most comfortable at that school right now… it all comes down to what will best fit me, who fits me best,” said Mason.

The CF.C visit list for the Apple Cup already numbers 10, including a quartet of four-star prospects.


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