Sometime in the next two days, linebacker Jeff Camilli (Shingle Spring, Calif./Ponderosa) will likely have a college coach celebrating in his living room. Following an official visit to Fresno State this past weekend, the 6-foot-3, 254-pound linebacker is ready to make his verbal commitment, and it will come down to the Bulldogs and the Washington State Cougars.
Camilli took official visit to both schools and came away impressed.
"Everyone asked me why I liked it so much and I couldn't really describe why," Camilli said of his Fresno State trip -- the third time he's been to the campus. "It was just a great feeling. It feels a lot like my hometown."
Camilli had similar things to say about his visit to Washington State.
"That one went really well," he said. "I liked the area and all the players are good guys."
Location will play an important role in Camilli's decision, but not in terms of proximity to his home.
"The most important thing by far is if I would be able to live in the area if I had a career-ending injury and couldn't play football," he said. "After that, the coaches are a big thing as well."
Camilli said the recruiting process has been stressful, and he looks forward to putting an end to it this week. He will host coaches from Fresno State on Tuesday evening and Washington State on Wednesday evening. A recent development might swing momentum in Fresno State's favor, as Washington State linebackers coach Jeff Choate was named the defensive coordinator at UTEP on Monday.
Camilli said he looks forward to making the announcement sometime in the next two days in front of his family.
"I'll probably have the coaches down and then surprise them with a commitment," Camilli said. "It was tough choosing between these two and I'll be happy to get it over with. It's time."