Chino Hills (Calif.) linebacker Wade O'Neill (6-1, 235) has made his college decision and he's headed to the WAC.
"I had the opportunity to take an unofficial visit to San Jose State the weekend of October 6th and absolutely loved every thing about it," said O'Neill.
So before the week ended, O'Neill took the Spartans up on their offer and gave them a commitment.
"The following Monday I sat down with my parents and discussed the pro's and con's involving San Jose State and other schools that are showing strong interest in me," said O'Neill. "It was clear that San Jose has more pro's to con's. I called Coach Emanuel, the defensive line coach who recruits the Inland Empire and verbally committed."
It was a conversation on his unofficial visit that all but sealed the deal for O'Neill.
"I had the chance to sit down and speak with Head coach Dick Tomey as well as the rest of the coaching staff and discuss the opportunities awaiting me both on the field and off the field. Coach Tomey explained to me that I have as much time as I needed to make my decision. Before I had the chance to arrive back home I knew that I belonged and wanted to spend my college career in San Jose playing for coach Tomey and his staff," said O'Neill.
O'Neill also is in exclusive company with the Spartans.
"The commitment made me San Jose State's first commit for the class of 2008," said O'Neill. "My commitment is solid and have no plans on changing my decisions. I am planning on taking my official visit on November 24th."
O'Neill is the second player from Chino Hills to make a college commitment, joining teammate Cory Harkey, who committed to UCLA.