Inglewood athlete to narrow down list

Difficult decisions await Patrick Onwuasor, which is why his recruiting process is far from over. Arizona State is one of those schools that the Inglewood (Calif.) athlete is still considering and Devils Digest caught up with Onwuasor and Inglewood recruiting coordinator Khalid Ali to get the latest on his recruitment with the Sun Devils.

The Arizona State coaches did visit the 6-2 192 Patrick Onwuasor in his home last week and have made a good impression on him.

"He and his mother can really relate to the coaching staff," said Inglewood recruiting coordinator Khalid Ali. "They really had a good conversation with coach Mazzone, coach Broussard and coach Burns. He also had a good conversation with the head coach. When they came to visit you could tell that they we really prepared and did a great job articulating the academics and the qualities of the school."

Onwuasor also mentioned the academic support as a very appealing aspect of the Sun Devils.

"They throw the ball a lot and they have a good offense," Onwuasor stated. "I like that they are not that far from home. They are definitely a school that I want to visit."

The Inglewood standout has already visited Arizona, Nebraska and Hawaii. Miami, Washington, Arizona State and Colorado are the three schools vying for his last two official trips.

"He has two official trips left and he has to figure out which schools he's going to visit," Ali stated. "He is still thinking it over, but Arizona State is definitely one the schools that he is considering. If he does visit Arizona State I'm not sure what weekend it will be, but obviously some time before signing day."

Ali said that Onwuasor seems to be open to playing far from home, but more than anything he seems to be very impressed with each and every visit he goes on regardless of the school's location. Therefore, he hasn't eliminated any schools.

The Sententials finished the 2010 season with a 9-3 record. On offense Onwuasor hauled in 37 passes for 745 yards and seven touchdowns. As a defensive back he recorded 46 total tackles and six interceptions. He scored four touchdowns on defense and special teams.

"The schools recruiting him like his toughness and his competiveness," Ali commented. "He is just a relentless player and I don't know if I ever saw a kid that hates losing as much as he does is. He just despises it.

"Everybody is recruiting him as a wide receiver and that is his love. He knows he can play safety very well but he told everybody recruiting him that he wants to play at wide receiver. He's a big play threat (runs a 4.4) and when the ball is in the air he goes and catches it at its highest point. He is always attacking the ball and going to get it. He always expects to catch the ball if it's in his area. That's how much confidence he has."


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