Well, I don’t promise that I will often dip into the world of the recruiting services and call on uncommitted players to see what’s going on.
But having talked to Stephen Nembot earlier this month when he said he was spurning an earlier commitment to Washington State and was coming to Washington, I decided tonight to put in a call after reading stories that he was now considering Colorado.
The 6-7, 270-pounder is called by Scout.com as maybe the “most intriguing prospect in the West” so his commitment was considered a coup when UW was able to apparently get it last week.
Nembot, who emigrated from Cameroon just a couple years ago, is a more than amiable sort who happily talked on the phone about his sudden apparent indecision.
The way he explained it, he had planned all along to visit WSU, Washington and Colorado and hadn’t thought that his recruitment was really over until he journeyed to all three.
“I did want to visit Colorado to check it out because that was also one of my top choices — Colorado, Washington and Washington State,” he said. “So I visit all three just like I said I was going to do. Now it’s a matter of talking to my parents and we go from there.”
In fact, he said he planned to talk to his father in Cameroon later tonight, which would be tomorrow there, and talk about his decision.
“There are pluses and minuses on both schools so you have to choose what is best for you,” he said. “I don’t know.”
When pressed, Nembot said that “I’m committed to Washington.” But he also said that “my final decision will come on Wednesday.”
Asked what he thought plusses and minuses were of both schools, he somewhat ominously (for the UW side of things) mentioned that “they (Colorado) have 300 days of sun. That might be something. But I don’t know. I like both schools, like the people, like the environment.
“Right now there are so many questions, so I just don’t know. I’ll just wait until signing day and it will be over.”