December 11, 2010

Pomee sets visit date with USC

Moreno Valley (Calif.) wide receiver Junior Pomee fell short of winning a CIF championship, but he still achieved his goals.

Pomee's Rancho Verde team fell to Colton on Friday, 17-7. But Pomee still did right by his school.

"My first goal to get past the second round and bust that curse that's been going around Rancho Verde," Pomee said. "And I did it. We all did it."

The memory of Emil Smith, a Rancho Verde player who was killed in a car accident in July, stayed with Pomee all season. Smith set a sterling example for Pomee.

"He was one of the main captains we had out here last year," Pomee said. "He came ready every game. He didn't take any breaks. He just wanted to come and ball out."

A productive senior season could yield big results for Pomee in recruiting. With a handful of offers already, Pomee has reason to believe that more may be on the way.

"People are really close to offering me," Pomee said. "They want me to send them some film. Now I'm just waiting and focusing on school."

Pomee has already had the likes of Arizona, Washington and Florida stop by for in-home visits. USC and UCLA are both presences in Pomee's recruitment, but this year's game between the two teams may have altered Pomee's perception.

"It was a good game in the first quarter and the second quarter," Pomee said. "It seemed to me like UCLA didn't want to play anymore, so USC took over.

"As of now, I'm wondering whether UCLA will be in my top schools or not. I'm going to take my visit to USC on January 14, when all the California boys are going to be out there."

Pomee was one of many recruits left shell-shocked by Urban Meyer's departure. But with friend Ronald Powell in Gainesville, Florida still has Pomee's attention.

"I was really surprised when I heard he had retired," Pomee said. "But things happen, so I have to keep thinking about the school.

"Ronald is still there. I haven't talked to him since it happened. About two games ago, he had nine tackles and two sacks, so he's doing his thing out there."

USCfootball.com will keep you updated on Pomee's recruitment through signing day.


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