Vallejo Hits Pullman Running

<b>Elliot Vallejo</b> attends Palma High School in Salinas, California, but with his recruiting itinerary you might think he lived in a different state. The 6-8 270-pound Vallejo is primarily interested in three schools, two in the Northwest and one down south.

"I already visited Arizona a couple of weeks ago and I went to Washington State last weekend and I'm heading out on Friday to go to Washington," Elliot told last night.

Vallejo talked for a bit about a visit to Pullman, one that was a bit rushed due to a pre-existing engagement at home. "We went on a Thursday, which is something I had to do because we had our awards dinner on Sunday," he said. "It was unfortunate, because I wasn't able to do a lot of the things the rest of the recruits did."

His host was Joey Hollenbeck. "He just told me that he liked the size of the school and the town is basically all college students, so it's a true college town," he said. "We went to dinner at a couple of nice places and we saw everything on campus, like the dorms and academic buildings. We really smashed a lot into the time I was there, but I got all my questions answered."

Vallejo has noticed something that's happened during his first two official visits. "It's funny, because when I've taken a particular trip I've been so impressed that I could see myself going there," he said. "That's why I need to take all my visits and then sit down and talk things over with my family and my coach." All three schools have offered scholarships.

Would Elliot consider a verbal commitment to the Husky coaches this weekend? As he stated earlier, Washington was the school he would go to if not accepted to Stanford. Even though the Cardinal are out of the picture, Vallejo isn't going to make any rash decision when it comes to the Dawgs. "I'm not going to commit to any school on a trip," he said. "It seems like it's easy to get caught up in the hype but the reality is that you'll never do that stuff again when you go there, so I want to come back home and think about it first." Top Stories