Hawaiian DE re-thinking decision?

Daniel Te'o Nesheim made his verbal commitment to Washington last week over Oregon, Colorado and Hawaii, among other colleges. A large part of his decision was based on the advice of HPA coach Bern Brostek. Bern, a college All-American played at Washington, as well as seven years in the NFL. Is Nesheim re-thinking things?

"I just broke off Colorado and UH (Hawaii), so right now it's pretty much Washington and Oregon," Daniel told Dawgman.com Monday night. "I really like Washington and I've always wanted to play over there. But I'm more of a small-town guy and I like Eugene. But I like Washington as a program.

"(Washington) Coach (Chris) Tormey was over here a couple of hours ago. He said I was a Dawg. I told him that I'm not a real city guy, but he said that I'll warm up to city life. And the guy I've really been going to is my coach, Bern Brostek. That's who I've been talking to about colleges the most. He tells me that I'll like it. He says that if I take anybody's advice, it would be his."

Nesheim has nothing but glowing things to say about the former Husky. "He's the loudest guy on the field, every second of the game," he said of Brostek. "Everybody knows him, because he's the loudest white guy yelling on the sideline. He wants you to kill somebody every play. We have a smaller team, so I have to go against freshmen who have never played football before in their life. He wants everybody to kill everybody. He won't be happy unless you pancake someone on the play. He's a real 'get into it' kind-of play. If you don't know how to rip, he'll show you how to rip. He'll do it to you. He's into the old-school style of ripping them up."

So he likes playing for the former LA and St. Louis Ram? "Oh yeah," Daniel said, unequivocally. "He's scared away a lot of guys because a lot of guys aren't used to his style of being in your face and yelling at you. But he could turn anyone into a football player."

So is Nesheim committed or not? "I'm 75 percent toward the committed side," he said.

Another school came by recently and asked him to take an official visit. "I was talking to the Cal coach and he asked me if I was doing anything this weekend," Nesheim said. "I told him no, but I also told him that I'm just going to stay here and play my basketball games. If I put another team in the mix, I would know what to do."

Does Nesheim have a timetable for his decision? "By Sunday I'll know, if I don't already know before then," he said.

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