January 20, 2009

Eguae changes up visit schedule

While on an official visit to Colorado earlier this year, defensive end Nosa Eguae gave the Buffaloes a verbal commitment. However, after analyzing his decision for months, Eguae ultimately determined that Colorado was simply not the best fit for him.

"Well, the problem was that I committed during my visit," he laughed. "It was a big time Thursday night game with West Virginia, and it was on TV, and it was that big atmosphere. I guess I just got caught up in the hype and ended up deciding too early. It was too early for me, and I regret doing it when I did. And that's not a reflection on Colorado either - those are some great people on that staff, it's just that Colorado just wasn't for me, that's all."

Last weekend, Eguae took another official visit, this time to Auburn, where he faced the same temptations he encountered earlier in Boulder.

"Oh man, it was a great trip," he said of his visit to Auburn. "They answered all my questions and really impressed me. It was hard not to commit there, because it was a great fit, but I didn't want to repeat the same mistake I'd already made, so I decided to come home and kinda let it soak in. My big question was about how I'd be coached on the D-line, and Coach Rocker answered all those questions. He's just a great coach and a great guy, and I could really see myself playing for him for the next four or five years."

But the three-star end isn't done traveling just yet.

"I had Nebraska penciled in for this weekend, but I'm going to visit Texas Tech instead," he said. "I was going to visit Tech next weekend but I'm moving that up so I won't be forced to decide in four days like I would if I visited on that last weekend. My mom and dad and me talked about it and were just trying to make the best decision for everyone since time is a little limited. It's nothing against Nebraska, it's just that after I thought about it, I really didn't see myself there, and out of respect for them, I didn't want to waste their time."

Though the standout defender is leaning towards keeping Tech as his last visit, he's been getting a strong late push from UCLA to visit, and might end up taking another visit before it's all said and done.

Eguae lists Auburn, Minnesota, and Texas Tech, in no particular order, as his top three schools.

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