Carey gives ASU visit high marks

The fierce rivalry between ASU and Arizona often spills into the local recruiting arena. This year both Pac-12 South foes have been battling in earnest for the services of the state's top running back Ka'Deem Carey. The Canyon del Oro standout is committed to the Wildcats but last week's visit to Tempe is certainly giving him reason to rethink his options.

"The visit very well," the 5-10 180 Ka'Deem Carey said of his ASU trip. "We got to tour the campus and the facilities, and met with the academic advisors. I was hosted by Jamal Miles and he is a really cool guy. I got to meet a lot of players and the coaches there too. We got to do a lot of stuff and I really enjoyed the visit.

"Everything is bigger (than Tucson) and there is a lot more to do. The facilities really impressed me and also the coaches who are really laid back. I have a real cool relationship with coach Bryce Erickson and me and him get along very well. I felt comfortable up there."

Carey guided CDO to a 13-1 record by rushing for 1,754 yards and 26 TDs. The running back mentioned that the Sun Devil staff talked to him about how he would fit in the maroon and gold's offense, and throughout the season he has been impressed with the scheme Arizona State has been employing.

"I really like how the spread the ball," Carey stated, "and that really helps open the lanes for the running backs. I like this offense a lot."

USC and Colorado are two other schools that have pursued Carey in recent weeks, but the Oro Valley product decided not to leave the state for college. Therefore, the already intense competition between ASU and Arizona has naturally become a staple of the recruitment of this Tucson-area prospect.

"Yes, I would say it's been difficult," Carey confessed. "I came back from my (ASU) visit and I got an earful (laughs). I wanted to visit there so I can keep my options open. I knew I was going to stay in Arizona, so why not look at ASU? "I don't have a schedule for my decision. Whenever I feel comfortable that is when I will make my decision. I have to go home and think about both schools and just measure everything out."


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