Talavou on verge of decision?

You can tell that Leo Talavou is torn. After visiting Washington State this past weekend, he knows he still has some more official visits to take, but his experience in Pullman has left some doubts as to whether or not he needs to continue the recruiting process.

"It was a great time," Talavou told TheInsiders.com Monday night. "The people were great."

The Fountain Valley, California lineman had already visited Washington State were more friendly."

Bobby Byrd was Leo's host. "He just told me how it's like family there," Talavou said. "And they just find ways to win games through teamwork. Players just don't say a bad thing about each other."

The fact that the Cougars happen to beat the Sun Devils on Talavou's trip was just a coincidence to him. "The game wasn't important at all to me," he said.

"I really liked the coaches. They were straightforward with me and didn't lie to me at all. They told me the truth. They really need me. And Coach (George) Yarno is a really intense coach. Off the field he's really cool, but on the field he's intense. He doesn't like to lose."

Talavou found out that Los Alamitos OL Dan Rowlands had just decided to go to Washington State. "Me and Dan are cool," Leo said with a bit of a laugh. "We played against each other our freshman year. We keep in touch."

Leo also singled out Gary Rogers as a recruit on his visit that he enjoyed meeting. "Gary's a cool guy," he said.

Leo has official visits set to Hawaii, but it's clear in the way he chooses his words that he could end the recruiting process very soon.

"I could make a decision pretty soon," he said. "I really like Washington State a lot, but I've got to see some other teams.

"But Washington State is definitely on top."

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